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Author Webster, T. B. L. (Thomas Bertram Lonsdale), 1905-1974.

Title From Mycenae to Homer : a Study in Early Greek Literature and Art
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (380 pages)
Series Routledge Library Editions: Homer ; volume 4
Routledge Library Editions. Homer ; v. 4
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE; INTRODUCTION; 1 RECORDS OF SOCIETY IN THE SECOND MILLENNIUM; 2 MYCENAEAN ART IN ITS SETTING; 3 EASTERN POETRY AND MYCENAEAN POETRY; 4 MYCENAEAN POETRY; 5 THE COLLAPSE OF MYCENAEAN CIVILIZATION AND THE IONIAN MIGRATION; 6 POETRY BETWEEN THE FALL OF MYCENAE AND THE TIME OF HOMER; 7 PROTOGEOMETRIC AND GEOMETRIC ART; 8 HOMER AND HIS IMMEDIATE PREDECESSORS; 1 Late elements in the Iliad and the Odyssey
2 Function and distribution of similes3 Typical scenes and special narratives; 4 Composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey; 5 Performance; 6 Relation of the Iliad to the Odyssey; 9 CONCLUSION AND SUMMARY; INDEX; MAP
Summary This book, first published in 1958, aims to describe Greek art and poetry within this ambiguous period of ancient history (often referred to as the Greek 'Dark Ages'), and to explore the possibilities of learning about Mycenaean civilisation from its own documents and not only from archaeology. Specifically, Webster utilises Michael Ventris' decipherment of Linear B in 1952 - which proved that Greek was spoken in the Mycenaean world - to determine the general contours of aesthetic development from Mycenae to the time of the written composition of the Homeric epics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Homer.
Homer
Civilization, Mycenaean.
Art, Mycenaean.
Greek poetry -- History and criticism
Mycenaean.
POETRY -- Ancient, Classical & Medieval.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Greece.
Art, Mycenaean
Civilization, Mycenaean
Greek poetry
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
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