Homeric Stitchings: The Homeric Centos of the Empress Eudocia

Homeric Stitchings The Homeric Centos of the Empress Eudocia Homeric Stitchings is a study in the performative aspects of ancient reading the processes of human memory and the reception of Homeric poetry as oral poetry in later antiquity It will be of great i

  • Title: Homeric Stitchings: The Homeric Centos of the Empress Eudocia
  • Author: M.D. Usher
  • ISBN: 9780847690503
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • Homeric Stitchings is a study in the performative aspects of ancient reading, the processes of human memory, and the reception of Homeric poetry as oral poetry in later antiquity It will be of great interest to students and scholars of Homer, the Bible, and comparative literature and to cultural historians.

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    1. Empress Eudocia's Homerocentones is one of the most interesting bits of writing we have from Late Antiquity (in my opinion), and not just because it is one of the precious few preserved writings of a woman from that time. Composing a cento (a new poem created out of bits of another poem - Homer or Virgil - that tells a different story, in this case biblical history) is no small feat and Usher (who also worked on the most recent critical edition of her cento) explains well Eudocia's method and st [...]

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