Christos Tsagalis, The Oral Palimpsest: Exploring Intertextuality in the Homeric Epics
Note on Transliteration and References
Part I. Intertextuality between Recognizable Traditions.
1. Ἀνδρομάχη μαινομένη: The Dionysiac Element in the Iliad 2. Χαρίεσσα and στυγερὴ ἀοιδή: The Self Referential Encomium of the Odyssey and the Tradition of the Nostoi 3. Nausicaa and the Daughters of Anius: Terms and Limits of Epic Rivalry 4. Intertextual Fissures: The Returns of Odysseus and the New Penelope Part II. Intertextuality and Meta-Traditionality.
5. Ἀχιλλεὺς Ἑλένην ἐπιθυμεῖ θεάσασθαι: From the Cypria to the Iliad 6. Viewing from the Walls, Viewing Helen: Language and Indeterminacy in the ‘Teichoscopia’ 7. Time Games: The ‘Twenty-Year’ Absent Hero Part III. Intertextuality and Diachronically Diffused Relations.
8. The Formula νυκτὸς ἀμολγῷ: Homeric Reflections of an Indo-European Metaphor 9. Genealogy and Poetic Imagery of a Homeric Formula Part IV: Intertextuality and Intratextual Sequences.
10. The Rhetorics of Supplication and the Epic Intertext (Iliad I 493–516) 11. Intertextuality and Intratextual Distality: Thetis’ Lament in Iliad XVIII52–64 12. Mapping the Hypertext: Similes in Iliad XXII Bibliography
This book is dedicated to Pietro Pucci, whose scientific acumen, unstinting encouragement, and unfailing guidance have been a constant support for me during these last fifteen years. He stands at the head of a small but precious group of scholars, who have guided me in search of my scholarly pathway.
Through the years, I have incurred some special debts of professional and personal gratitude, which I am truly happy to acknowledge. My deepest thanks go to Gregory Nagy, whose profound understanding of epic song-traditions have shaped the way many people, including myself, approach Homeric poetry. Egbert Bakker’s groundbreaking contributions to Homeric studies over the years have also left a lasting imprint on my work. On the European side of the Atlantic, Georg Danek’s and Antonios Rengakos’ work on intertextuality and Homeric Poetics have also enlightened the way I study Homer. I am also grateful to the latter, who suggested to me the Hellenic Series published by the Center for Hellenic Studies as the ideal ‘Homeric’ place to submit my work for publication.
I am also glad to thank the anonymous reader for helpful comments and the entire editorial team at CHS for making the process of turning my manuscript into a book a pleasing experience. Needless to say, I am entirely responsible for the errors and shortcomings that remain.
Christos C. Tsagalis
Athens, January 2007
Athens, January 2007