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Memórias da Guerra de Troia: a performance do passado épico na Odisseia de Homero

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892615011 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1502-8 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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The main purpose of this book on the Odyssey is to discuss how the characters of the poem talk about the past, particularly of a past that is quite meaningful to many of them, the Trojan War. To talk about the past in a Homeric poem implies some key concepts explored in this book: tradition, memory, fame (kleos) and speech genres. The main aspect linked to all these notions is the discursive performance of a speaker that builds the past to his interlocutor: the here and now implied in the performance diminishes the distance between past and present in a way that is arguably homologous to the performance of the rhapsode that presented the Homeric poems to an audience in Archaic and Classical Greece.

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Homer --- Odyssey --- epic past --- speech genres

A recepção dos clássicos em Portugal e no Brasil

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Book Series: Mito e (Re)escrita ISBN: 9789892610429 Year: Pages: 308 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1043-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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This book, prepared as a step in the academic cooperation between the CECH – Centro de Estudos Clássicos e Humanísticos of the UC – and the PRAGMA – Program of Ancient Philosophical Studies of the UFRJ -, includes several studies on the reception of Greco-Latin themes and models in the literature and culture of Portugal and Brazil. Its originality is a consequence of putting together two different cultures and several disciplines, as researchers come from Literature, Philosophy and Ancient History. The period considered, from the 16th to the 20th centuries, allows a global view of the cultural evolution of the two countries, in a good part made in common.

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Greek philosophy --- Tragedy --- Epic --- Translation --- Novel

From Laṅkā Eastwards; The Rāmāyaṇa in the Literature

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183840 9789004253766 Year: Volume: 247 Pages: XIV, 259 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_399317 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Kakawin Ramayana, arguably the oldest Old Javanese epic text in Indic metres (circa 9th century AD), holds a unique position in the literary heritage of Indonesia. The poem has retained a remarkable vitality through the centuries in the Archipelago, inspiring many forms of artistic expression not only in the domain of literature but also in the visual and performing arts, from the reliefs of the majestic Central Javanese temples to modern puppet-show performances. Displaying a virtuoso array of metrical patterns, the Kakawin Ramayana is among the very few Old Javanese texts for which a specific Sanskrit prototype has been identified, namely the difficult poem Bhattikavya (circa 7th century AD), itself a version of the great Ramayana epic ascribed to Valmiki (circa 6th–1st century BC). The Old Javanese poem is an original and skillful work of re-elaboration that documents a fascinating interaction between cultural elements of the Sanskritic tradition with those indigenous to the Javanese setting. 
The studies included in this volume, written by experts in a wide range of disciplines, focus on disparate aspects of the Kakawin Ramayana and the constellation of cultural phenomena revolving around it, providing the reader with a key to the understanding of the rich Old Javanese textual heritage and the transcultural intellectual dynamics that contributed to shaping the cultural heritage of Indonesia up to the present. 
With contributions from Andrea Acri, Helen Creese, Arlo Griffiths, Thomas Hunter, Roy Jordaan, Lydia Kieven, Cecelia Levin, Wesley Michel, Stuart Robson and Adrian Vickers, this book is the result of a workshop held at the KITLV branch in Jakarta on May 26th–28th 2009 and supported by the Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration, the École française d’Extrême-Orient, and the Stichting J. Gonda Fonds.

Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands

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ISBN: 9781921862212 Year: Pages: 330 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459753 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology --- Music
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The genres of sung tales that are the subject of this volume are one of the most striking aspects of the cultural scene in the Papua New Guinea Highlands. Composed and performed by specialist bards, they are a highly valued art form. From a comparative viewpoint they are remarkable both for their scale and complexity, and for the range of variation that is found among regional genres and individual styles. Though their existence has previously been noted by researchers working in the Highlands, and some recordings made of them, most of these genres have not been studied in detail until quite recently, mainly because of the challenging range of disciplinary expertise that is required—in anthropology, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. This volume presents a set of interrelated studies by researchers in all of those fields, and by a Papua New Guinea Highlander who has assisted with the research based on his lifelong familiarity with one of the regional genres. The studies presented here (all of them previously unpublished and written especially for this volume) are of groundbreaking significance not only for specialists in Melanesia or the Pacific, but also for readers with a more general interest in comparative poetics, mythology, musicology, or verbal art.

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papua new guinea --- music --- ethnology --- songs --- epic poetry

Gesammelte Aufsätze zur altfranzösischen Epik

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Book Series: De Gruyter Collection ISBN: 9783110615692 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 475 DOI: 10.1515/9783110615692 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Conceived as a companion volume to his Onomastics of the Song of Roland (2017), Beckmann’s eighteen Collected Essays on Old French Epic Poetry presents a multi-faceted panorama about the origins of the ancient chansons de geste. It includes the chansons of Ogier, Roland, William (Guillaume), Saxon epic poetry, the Pilgrimage of Charlemagne and Berthe with the Big Feet, and Renaut de Montauban.

Luentoja suomalaisesta mytologiasta

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Book Series: Tietolipas ISBN: 9789522227416 9789522229373 9789522229366 Year: Pages: 334 DOI: 10.21435/tl.252 Language: Finnish
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Kirjastokonsortio Aleksandria
Subject: Social Sciences --- Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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"Matthias Alexander Castrén’s (1813–1852) Luentoja suomalaisesta mytologiasta (’Lectures on Finnish Mythology’, originally Swedish ’Föreläsningar i finsk mytologi’) is a key work in the research history of Finnish mythology. This is the first Finnish translation of it. Despite ’Lectures’ in the label, the work is a coherent book. It makes a systematic approach to ancient Finnish religion on the basis of earlier mythographers, Castrén’s fieldwork among Finnic peoples and the latest European research trends of the first half of the 19th century. Even though Castrén’s Lectures significantly developed Finnish mythography and it served as a standard work for half a century, its significance was largely forgotten when new research paradigms were introduced in the course of the 20th century. The work is an important part of the history of Finnish research in religions, linguistics and ethnography and it also reflects the state of the study of mythology in Europe in the middle of the 19th century. The book is lively written and therefore, it meets the taste of the general public in addition to researchers. This edition includes a concise introduction to Lectures’ historical context, a scientific commentary and exhaustive indexes.

M. A. Castrén is renown especially as a linguist and explorer who worked among Siberian peoples but his work was marked also by interest in Finnishness at a time when the idea of a Finnish nation was developing. Lectures was Castrén’s last work. He finished the book in his deathbed, and it was published posthumously in 1853. 

The translator and editor of the Lectures, Joonas Ahola, PhD, is an expert in Old Norse language and mythology as well as kalevala-meter poetry. The other author of the introduction, Karina Lukin, PhD, is an expert of North Siberian cultures and 19th century expeditions among them.
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Geistliches Erzählen. Zur deutschsprachigen religiösen Kleinepik des Mittelalters

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Book Series: Hermaea. Neue Folge ISSN: 0440-7164 ISBN: 9783110400816 Year: Volume: 136 Pages: 643 DOI: 10.1515/9783110400816 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Despite the richness of its facets, the short religious epic has been largely neglected by scholars until now. This study explores this literary phenomenon using a multi-perspectival descriptive model. Extensive detailed case studies provide basic information and present the genre in its broader literary historical and systematic context.

"Si fier tornei": Benoîts ,Roman de Troie' und die höfische Kultur des 12. Jahrhunderts/

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ISBN: 9783937816869 Year: Pages: 166 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.117 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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The representation of Troy is a natural part of the scholarly knowledge in the 12th century which is characterized by worship, but also by the acquisition of antiquity. Benoît de Sainte-Maure's "Roman de Troie" received a wide and intense contemporary reception. In 1870/71, Aristide Joly provided a first critical scientific appraisal of the "Roman de Troie", and after almost 140 years, Solveig Malatrait now presents a monograph that reconsiders the masterpiece of the Old French epic from a cultural studies perspective.

Nationalepen zwischen Fakten und Fiktionen

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Book Series: Humaniora: Germanistica ISBN: 9789949199112 Year: Pages: 321 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_425571 Language: German
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Since the 19th century national epics have had an important function in the cultural scene of almost every nation, and the same is true for the Central and East European countries that have regained their independence after 1989. The programmatic national epic was brought to life by the German Romanticism, especially by writers such as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The contributions in this volume analyse the development, relationship, and reception of European national epics. They rely on a wide concept of epic and offer studies on various texts, such as the Icelandic sagas, the „Nibelungenlied“, the „Poems of Ossian“, the „Kinder- und Hausmärchen“ of the Grimm brothers, Schiller’s „Wilhelm Tell“, Božena Němcová’s „Babička“, Esaias Tegnér’s verse epic „Frit(h)iofs saga“, the Finnish national epic „Kalevala“ and the Estonian national epic „Kalevipoeg“.

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