The Homer Encyclopedia (Volume 2) by Margalit Finkelberg

By Margalit Finkelberg

The Homer Encyclopedia represents the 1st complete reference paintings encompassing the area and artistry of Homer, the old and cultural heritage of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homeric scholarship, and Homeric reception from antiquity to the current. Represents the 1st encyclopedia on Homer ever released positive aspects contributions from a hundred thirty fresh and tested Homeric students Covers Homeric scholarship and reception from antiquity to the current 1360 entries providing info on each point of the Homeric poems

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183-184). ; Od. 276-278). Perhaps by extension from this, they serve at feasts in more private settings (see F e a s t i n g ) . , II. 558-559; Od. 109112,143; cf. 474—478), pour water for purifica­ tion before l i b a t i o n s (II. 174; Od. 270), and tend the s i n g e r s P h e m i o s and D e m o d o k o s (Od. ). They also play roles in other aspects o f h o s p i t a l i t y . M en ela o s’ kêrux ushers T f. i . 64-65). Their status is hard to pin down. Several times they are called therapontes (followers) of a particu­ lar man (II.

95-143 M-W), concentrates on a theme that can best be described as “the end of the age of heroes,” marked by a combination of primal wars and cosmic blights such as cataclysms and conflagrations; highlighted in particular are (1) the Theban (see T h e b a n C y c l e ) and the T r o j a n W a r s (Nagy 1990a, 15-16, 126) and (2) a great flood (Koenen 1994,5). In the story as told in the Hesiodic Works and Days (161-165), the age of heroes came to an end when the last generation of these heroes, 349 called hêm itheoi at verse 160, was obliterated in the time o f the Theban and the Trojan Wars, though they were preserved after death and immortalized by way of being transported to the Islands o f the Blessed (167-173).

They referee the d u e l between Hector and A j a x (II. 273-282; cf. 183-184). ; Od. 276-278). Perhaps by extension from this, they serve at feasts in more private settings (see F e a s t i n g ) . , II. 558-559; Od. 109112,143; cf. 474—478), pour water for purifica­ tion before l i b a t i o n s (II. 174; Od. 270), and tend the s i n g e r s P h e m i o s and D e m o d o k o s (Od. ). They also play roles in other aspects o f h o s p i t a l i t y . M en ela o s’ kêrux ushers T f. i . 64-65).

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