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Oral Poetics and the Homeric Doloneia
Mary Ebbott, College of the Holy Cross

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Iliad 10 and the Poetics of Ambush (Book)
Title: Iliad 10 and the Poetics of Ambush
Author: Mary Ebbott
Author: Casey Dué
Abstract: The tenth book of the Iliad has been doubted, ignored, and even scorned in Homeric scholarship. Using established methods for interpreting oral traditional poetry, however, Dué and Ebbott illuminate many of the interpretive questions that strictly literary approaches find unsolvable, and they demonstrate how the episode shares in the oral traditional nature of the whole epic, even though its poetics are specific to its nocturnal ambush plot. True to their multitextual approach to the text, Dué and Ebbott have included a series of critical texts of Iliad 10, including the tenth-century Venetus A manuscript and select papyri, and discuss these individual witnesses and the variations they offer. The essays and commentary explore Iliad 10 within the larger contexts of Homeric epic and the epic tradition.
Year: 2010
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Primary URL Description: Worldcat Entry
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Secondary URL Description: Freely available digital edition of the print book.
Access Model: Open access
Publisher: Center for Hellenic Studies and Harvard University Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
ISBN: 978-0674035591