Hellenica: Volume 1


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Table of Contents

1: Greek Poetry 2000-700 bc
2: Curtains in the Wind. Three reviews
3: An Unrecognized Injunctive Usage in Greek
4: The Rise of the Greek Epic
5: The Descent of the Greek Epic. A Reply
6: Immortal Helen
7: History and Prehistory. The Troy Saga
8: Phasis and Aia
9: Orpheus and the Argonauts
10: Grated Cheese Fit for Heroes
11: The Singing of Homer
12: Hesiod s Titans
13: Is the Works and Days an oral poem?
14: The Transition from Oral to Written
15: On Editing Homer
16: Book Division (Martin and Stephanie West)
17: The Date of the Iliad
18: Echoes of Hesiod and Elegy in the Iliad
19: The Achaean Wall
20: Iliad and Aethiopis
21: The Gardens of Alcinous and the Oral Dictation Theory
22: Odyssey and Argonautica
23: The Fragmentary Homeric Hymn to Dionysus
24: Cynaethus Hymn to Apollo
25: Magnes of Smyrna. A Greek Poet at the Court of Gyges
26: Eumelos : a Corinthian Epic Cycle?
27: The View from Lesbos
28: The Invention of Homer
Supplementary list of publications relating to epic

About the Author

The late Martin West was a Fellow and Praelector at University College, Oxford, from 1963 to 1974, then Professor of Greek at Bedford and Royal Holloway Colleges London till 1991, and a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College Oxford from 1991 to 2004.


These books provide authoritative discussions of just about every topic pertinent to Homer; they should be consulted constantly
*Times Literary Supplement*

Philologists, historians, linguists of Indo-European, and lovers of literature will all find papers here of great interest.
*Adam McCollum, sehepunkte*

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