Homer the theologian : Neoplatonist allegorical reading and the growth of the epic tradition

  • Lamberton R
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Abstract

1. The divine Homer and the background of neoplatonic allegory: Homer's pretensions -- Interpretation, allegory, and the critics of Homer -- Homer as theologos -- The Pythagoreans -- 2. Middle Platonism and the interaction of interpretive traditions: Philo of Alexandria -- Numenius -- Clement and Origen -- 3. Plotinian neoplatonism: Plotinus -- Porphyry -- Julian and Sallustius -- 4. The interaction of allegorical interpretation and deliberate allegory -- 5. Proclus: Introduction -- Language as a system of meaning -- Myths or texts? -- The major exegesis of Homer in the commentary on the Republic -- The meaning of the Iliad and Odyssey -- 6. The transmission of the neoplatonists' Homer to the Latin Middle Ages: The paths of transmission -- The Arabic tradition -- The Greek East -- The Latin tradition -- The late Middle Ages and Dante -- Afterword: Preconception and understanding: the allegorists in modern perspective -- Appendix 1: An interpretation of the modest Chariclea from the lips of Philip the philosopher -- Appendix 2: Proclus's commentary on the Timaeus of Plato, 1.341.25-343.15 -- Appendix 3: A sampling of Proclus's use of Homer -- Appendix 4: The history of the allegory of the cave of nymphs.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Allegorieën
  • Allegory
  • Allégorie
  • Criticism
  • Epen
  • Epic poetry in Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism
  • Government publication (gpb)
  • Grieks
  • Homer
  • Homer -- Criticism and interpretation
  • Homer -- Religion
  • Homère -- Religion
  • Homère -- Symbolisme
  • Klassieke oudheid
  • Neoplatonism
  • Neoplatonisme
  • Néo-platonisme
  • Poésie épique -- Histoire et critique
  • Religion dans la littérature
  • Religion in literature
  • State or province government publication (sgp)
  • Tekstinterpretatie

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  • Robert Lamberton

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