Rhapsodic Receptions of Homer in Multiform Proems of the Iliad

TitleRhapsodic Receptions of Homer in Multiform Proems of the Iliad
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsTomasso, V
Ancient AuthorsHomerus Epic. (TLG 0012)
JournalAmerican Journal of Philology
Volume137
Issue3
Pagination377-409
Abstract

This article examines two multiform proems that introduced different interpretations of the Homeric Iliad. Scholars have previously reasoned that rhapsodes used one of these proems. I further their observations by arguing that rhapsodes used both of them in competitive performance to put their own spins on the Iliad, a technique that increased their