The Gods of Greek Hexameter Poetry

From the Archaic Age to Late Antiquity and Beyond

Edited by James J. Clauss, Martine Cuypers and Ahuvia Kahane

CONTENTS

1  Hiero’s Question: An Introduction………………………………… 1

James J. Clauss, Martine Cuypers and Ahuvia Kahane

2  The Justice of Zeus in the Theogony?……………………………. 21

Jenny Strauss Clay

3  The Gods in the Narratives of the Homeric Hymns ……. 32

Andrew Faulkner

4  Divine Perspective and the Plots of Zeus in the Hesiodic Catalogue…. 43

Kirk Ormand

5  Herding Cats: Zeus, the Other Gods, and the Plot of the Iliad …… 60

Jim Marks

6  Poseidon in the Odyssey …………………………………………… 76

Richard P. Martin

7  The Gods in Cyclic Epic ………………………………………………. 95

Christos Tsagalis

8  Ares in the Pseudo-Hesiodic Shield …………………………….. 118

Timothy Heckenlively

9  Heldendämmerung Anticipated: The Gods in Apollonius’ Argonautica….135

James J. Clauss

10  Zeus in Aratus’ Phaenomena …………………………………….. 152

John Ryan

11  Gods in Callimachus’ Hymns……………………………………… 164

Ivana Petrovic

12  Gods in Fragments: Callimachus’ Hecale ………………….. 180

Massimo Giuseppetti

13  Erotic Battles? Love, Power-Politics and Cosmic Significance
in Moschus’ Europa and Eros on the Run………………………………. 197

D. Morrison

14  Reading Homer, Writing Troy: Intertextuality and Narrativity
of the Gods and the Divine in Quintus of Smyrna’s Posthomerica …………..215

Silvio Bär

15  ‘With a Little Help from my (Divine) Friends’: Double Motivation
and Personification in Triphiodorus’ Sack of Troy ……………………… 231

Laura Miguélez-Cavero

16  The Huntress and the Poet: Artemis in the Cynegetica …………………… 243

Adam Bartley

17  Naming the God of Metamorphosis: The Ever-changing Shape
of the Infant Dionysus in Nonnus’ Dionysiaca ……………………………………… 256

Domenico Accorinti

18  Jesus’ Late Antique Epiphanies: Healing the Blind in the Christian Epics
of Eudocia and Nonnus ………………………………………. 268

Anna Lefteratou

19  Gods and Men in Colluthus’ Rape of Helen …..…………… 288

Enrico Magnelli

20  The Argonautica of Orpheus as ‘Poetic Theology’? Divine Hierarchies
in Late Antique Philosophy and Poetry ………. …………………..298

Oliver Schelske

21  Polytheism in the Sibylline Oracles ………………………. 309

L. Lightfoot

22  Homer’s Gods and Virgil’s Aeneid ………………………………… 339

Ward Briggs

23  The Gods in Ovid’s Fasti ………………………………………. 353

Fritz Graf

24  From Epiphanic Idyll to Faith-bound Epyllia: Tennyson’s Poetic Descent from Virgil to Gibbon ……………………………………….. 367

Edward Adams

25  Modernity and the Twilight of the Epic Gods: Reading Derek Walcott
and Alice Oswald ………………………………………………………… 385

Ahuvia Kahane

Bibliography ………………………………… 407

Index …………………………………………… 443


Auteur : Christophe Cusset

Ancien élève de l’ENS Fontenay/ Saint-Cloud. Agrégé de Lettres classiques. Docteur ès Lettres (Université Lyon II).
Professeur de littérature grecque à l’ENS de Lyon.

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