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question about Homeric

Postby benissimus » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:09 am

How many written texts are there in Homeric? Is Homer the only recovered author who used this language, or are there other less-known writers?
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Re: question about Homeric

Postby annis » Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:30 pm

benissimus wrote:How many written texts are there in Homeric? Is Homer the only recovered author who used this language, or are there other less-known writers?


Hesiod. Quintus Smyrnaeus, "The Fall of Troy." The Argonautica. The deranged and demented "Dionysiaca" of Nonnus (huge, Loeb edition is in 3 volumes).

All subsequent Greek poetry draws on Epic vocabulary, morphological freedom and syntax to some degree or another, early elegy more, Sappho rather less, Attic drama enough that it's helpful to have Epic exposure.
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Postby chad » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:23 am

hi will, I've read that Virgil copied his "fall of Troy" book in the Aeneid directly from a Greek book. Is it the Quintus Smyrnaeus book, do you know? If so I'd like to read them both side by side and see how Virgil worked up his latin. Thanks!! :)
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Postby Skylax » Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:29 pm

... and the Homeric Hymns.
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Postby whiteoctave » Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:53 pm

...and the Cyclus, Batrachomyomachia, Margites, and Vitae (plus some random Fragmenta).

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