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Homer's Cosmic FabricationChoice and Design in the Iliad$
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Bruce Heiden

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195341072

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.001.0001

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Homeric Sublimity

Homeric Sublimity

Iliad Book 24

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(p.187) 7 HOMERIC SUBLIMITY
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Homer's Cosmic Fabrication
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Bruce Heiden (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341072.003.0008

This chapter turns to the last book of the Iliad, whose analogies of theme and positioning relate it to books 1, 8, 9, 15, and 16. Apollo's speech to the Olympians in book 24 is situated in a trajectory of thematic development reaching back to Chryses's prayer to Apollo in book 1 and including Patroklos's appeal to Achilles in book 16. Hera's reply to Apollo in book 24 is situated in a trajectory that includes Agamemnon's reply to Chryses in book 1, Achilles' replies to the embassy in book 9, and Hera's refusal to permit Zeus to save Sarpedon in book 16. Zeus's mediation in book 24 is situated in a trajectory that Nestor's attempted reconciliation in book 1 and Zeus's agreement with Hera in book 15. Concluding observations liken the effect of the thematic suggestions to that of an epiphany.

Keywords:   Apollo, epiphany, Hera, Iliad book 1, Iliad book 16, Iliad book 24, mediation, Olympians, Patroklos, Zeus

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