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The Resource Homer the Theologian : Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition

Homer the Theologian : Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition

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Homer the Theologian : Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition
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Homer the Theologian
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Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition
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Here is the first survey of the surviving evidence for the growth, development, and influence of the Neoplatonist allegorical reading of the Iliad and Odyssey. Professor Lamberton argues that this tradition of reading was to create new demands on subsequent epic and thereby alter permanently the nature of European epic. The Neoplatonist reading was to be decisive in the birth of allegorical epic in late antiquity and forms the background for the next major extension of the epic tradition found in Dante
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Transformation of the Classical Heritage
Homer the Theologian : Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition
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Homer the Theologian : Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/j.ctt1ppp1k
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Contents
  • Cover; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; I: THE DIVINE HOMER AND THE BACKGROUND OF NEOPLATONIC ALLEGORY; II: MIDDLE PLATONISM AND THE INTERACTION OF INTERPRETIVE TRADITIONS; III: PLOTINIAN NEOPLATONISM; IV: THE INTERACTION OF ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION AND DELIBERATE ALLEGORY; V: PROCLUS; VI: THE TRANSMISSION OF THE NEOPLATONISTS' HOMER TO THE LATIN MIDDLE AGES; AFTERWORD: PRECONCEPTION AND UNDERSTANDING: THE ALLEGORISTS IN MODERN PERSPECTIVE; APPENDIX 1 An Interpretation of the Modest Chariclea from the Lips of Philip the Philosopher
  • APPENDIX 2 Proclus's Commentary on the Timaeus of Plato, 1.341.25343.15. APPENDIX 3 A Sampling of Proclus's Use of Homer; APPENDIX 4 The History of the Allegory of the Cave of the Nymphs; WORKS CITED: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL AUTHORS; ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PASSAGES CITED; INDEX OF GREEK TERMS; GENERAL INDEX
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