Narratorial apostrophes of character in Homer's Iliad
From Aristotle onwards, the Homeric narrator has been praised for the restrained way in which he provides commentary to his audience. But there are occasions when the poet-narrator intrudes overtly as when he makes a direct address to - or apostrophe of - one of the characters in the epic. Scholars have advanced various hypotheses to explain the function and effect of narratorial apostrophe in Homer. This study aims to determine whether one evaluation is valid for all narratorial apostrophes of...[Show more]
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