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The shield of Achilles and the poetics of ekphrasis

by Andrew Sprague Becker

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in Lanham, MD .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Greece
    • Subjects:
    • Homer.,
    • Homer -- Technique.,
    • Description (Rhetoric) -- History -- To 1500.,
    • Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.,
    • Achilles (Greek mythology) in literature.,
    • Art and literature -- Greece -- History.,
    • Trojan War -- Literature and the war.,
    • Poetics -- History -- To 1500.,
    • Shields in literature.,
    • Rhetoric, Ancient.,
    • Ekphrasis.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementAndrew Sprague Becker.
      SeriesGreek studies : interdisciplinary approaches, Greek studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA4037 .B39 1995
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 191 p. ;
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1114487M
      ISBN 100847679977, 0847679985
      LC Control Number94040446

      Books shelved as ekphrasis: How to Be Both by Ali Smith, Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery by James A.W. Heffernan, Modern. The shield of Achilles and the War on Terror: Ekphrasis as critique. Christopher D Erickson, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Abstract. This dissertation is guided by two central : Christopher D. Erickson.

      In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to . The Shield of Achilles Iliad Nicholas Swift ∗ October The construction of the shield of Achilles is one of the most fascinating sec-tions of the Iliad. Here, while Achilles and everyone else awaits the unfolding of his fate, the poet suspends the narrative to describe the decoration of the shield by Size: KB.

      Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen BradfordAuthor: Andrew Sprague Becker. In the first book ever to explore this museum, James Heffernan argues that ekphrasis stages a battle for mastery between the image and the word. Moving from the epics of Homer, Virgil, and Dante to contemporary American poetry, this book treats the history of Cited by:


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[Andrew Sprague Becker] and his style refreshingly clear. Homerists and others will profit a good deal from reading this bookMark W. Edwards, Emeritus A Theoretical Interlude: Images with Thought, Voice, and Motion -- pt. Commentary on the Shield of Achilles -- Epilogue: A Way. Ekphrastic poetry may be encountered as early as the days of Homer whose Iliad (Book 18) describes the Shield of Achilles, with how Hephaestus made it as well as its completed shape.

Famous later examples are found in Virgil's Aeneid, for instance the description of what Aeneas sees engraved on the doors of Carthage's temple of Juno, and Catul which contains an extended ekphrasis of an.

Auden was admired for his unsurpassed technical virtuosity and ability to write poems in nearly every imaginable verse form; his incorporation of popular culture, current events, and vernacular speech in his work; and also for the vast range of his intellect, which drew easily from an extraordinary variety of literatures, art forms, social and political theories, and scientific and.

The shield of Achilles and the poetics of ekphrasis / Andrew Sprague Becker. Format Book Published Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c Description xii, p. ; 24 cm. Uniform series Greek studies. Notes Includes bibliography (p.

) and indexes. Subject headings Homer. Iliad. The Shield of Achilles is a poem by W. Auden first published inand the title work of a collection of poems by Auden, published in It is Auden's response to the detailed description, or ekphrasis, of the shield borne by the hero Achilles in Homer's epic poem the Iliad.

In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description. Becker also enters into a fiercely raging literary debate about the modernist, self-conscious elements of Homeric : Andrew Sprague Becker.

In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description.

Becker also enters into a fiercely raging literary debate about the modernist, self-conscious elements of Homeric narrative. show Author: Andrew Sprague Becker.

Buy The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis: Theory, Philology and the Shield of Achilles (Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches) by Becker, Andrew Sprague (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Andrew Sprague Becker. As ancient as Homer's lines on the shield of Achilles and as recent as John Ashbery's "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror," ekphrasis is the art of describing works of art.

Over the ages its practitioners have created a museum of words about real and imaginary paintings and sculptures - a museum that James Heffernan explores in this book/5(2). In 'The Shield of Achilles and the Poetics of Ekphrasis', Becker explores how Homeric poetry shapes its own reception: how Homer's reaction to a visual image creates his audience's response to a literary description.

Becker also enters into a fiercely raging literary debate about the modernist, self-conscious elements of Homeric : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

W H Auden’s ‘The Shield of Achilles’, written inis also the title poem of the collection in which it was published in The eponymous shield features in book 18 of the Homeric epic poem the Iliad, in a passage which has become famous as an example of ekphrasis: the ‘extended and detailed literary description of any object, real or imaginary’, according to the Oxford Written:   First published in“The Shield of Achilles” is Auden’s response to the detailed description, or ekphrasis, in Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad of the shield borne by the hero The shield of Achilles plays a major part in the Iliad.

It portrays the story of the Achaeans and their fight against the Trojans in a microcosm of the larger story. Forged by the god, Hephaestus, who was a crippled smith, it depicts the two cities and the happenings within, as well as Agamemnon’s kingly estate.

The Homeric description of the shield of Achilles (Iliad –) is Western literature's earliest and most influential attempt to evoke images in article examines the passage anew, demonstrating not only its paradigmatic concern with the collaborative and competing resources of word and picture, but also its significance in forging ideas about ekphrasis in the ancient by: The Homeric description of the shield of Achilles (Iliad –) is Western literature's earliest and most influential attempt to evoke images in words.

This article examines the passage anew, demonstrating not only its paradigmatic concern with the collaborative and competing resources of word and picture, but also its significance in forging ideas about ekphrasis in the ancient by: The Poetics of Fear looks at how fear is used for political purposes, focusing on the binary logic of 'this is the way things are, and there is nothing (else) you can do about it' --a logic that underlies the realist tradition in international relations Shield of Achilles from Homer's Iliad is used as metaphorical analysis to look at what the politics of fear is, how it works, and.

“The Shield of Achilles” provides a chilling confrontation between love and war. Written init was included in his volume of poetry of the same name, which was published in The volume won the National Book Award in It is written in alternating seven-line stanzas of rime royal (ABABBCC) and eight-line stanzas in a ballad.

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History Philip Bobbitt Penguin £25, pp The shield of Achilles was hammered and forged .Book Reviews O Museum of Words: The Poetics of Ekphrasis from Homer to Ashbery.

By James A. W. Heffernan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xii + pp. $ James Heffernan's new book is a series of close readings of key ekphrastic passages .