Homer's Trojan Theater: Space, Vision, and Memory in the by Jenny Strauss Clay

By Jenny Strauss Clay

Relocating clear of the verbal and thematic repetitions that experience ruled Homeric reports and exploiting the insights of cognitive psychology, this hugely leading edge and available learn makes a speciality of the visible poetics of the Iliad because the narrative is predicted by way of the poet and rendered obvious. It does so via an in depth research of the often-neglected 'Battle Books'. They right here grow to be a coherently visualized narrative series instead of as a random sequence of combats, and this process unearths, for example, the importance of Sarpedon's assault at the Achaean Wall and Patroclus' route to destruction. furthermore, Professor Strauss Clay indicates new methods of forthcoming historic narratives: not just with one's ear, but additionally with one's eyes. She additional argues that the loci process of mnemonics, frequently attributed to Simonides, is already totally exploited through the Iliad poet to maintain tune of his forged of characters and to prepare his narrative.

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Cf. Lynn-George (1988) 272: “In its tale of the past for the future – already belated, after the event, and always ahead of itself, telling what is still to come – the epic compounds a sense of finitude with a sense of the indefinite. 638–40. Cf. de Jong (1987) 53–60; and Richardson (1990) 174–78, who suggests that the narrator is putting his audience into his own shoes: “‘If you could be the narrator and could see what I am seeing’” (176). For the use of this device in Latin, see Kilmartin (1975).

In fact, you cannot tell two stories at the exact same time, no matter what their temporal sequence. But various verbal cues are available, either on the part of the narrator or one of his characters, to indicate whether an event occurred prior to or after another action. And as we have seen, in the context of epic performance, references to the future in relation to the story time may point to the hic et nunc of performance. Thus Helen can refer to her future incorporation into the song we are hearing.

Similarly, the quarrel on Olympus that easily dissolves into waves of laughter at the end of Book 1 does not so much follow the baneful terrestrial strife of Agamemnon and Achilles as stand in contrast to it. 58 Caught up amid the trees, they rarely glance up at the grand forest of Homer’s temporal strategies. 59 To give only the most obvious examples: the replay of Paris’ seduction of Helen and the duel between her two husbands in Book 3, not to speak of the notoriously misplaced Catalogue of Ships 58 59 It is perhaps worth pointing out that Zielinski himself suggested that his study was largely a means to a further end.

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