In 'Credible Impossibilities', Ruth Scodell argues that Homer and Greek tragedy follow identifiable rules of plot coherence and motivation. It is misleading either to expect Greek literature to obey the norms of the realistic novel, or to ignore the authors' manifest desire to make their works believable for their audiences. Only rarely do Greek poets rely on the audience' s prior familiarity with the story to make a particular telling credible. Some kinds of inconsistency or irrationality are simply permitted; authors and audiences alike seem to have ignored them. The poets apologize for others or try to mitigate their effects. Sometimes authors draw attention to inconsistencies, inviting the audience to see them as meaningful. The tragedians' standards of causation and consistency depend a great deal on Homer, and in the late fifth century, under the influence of the critical study of Homer, both Euripides and Sophocles show a new concern for explaining small details of plot. The book should interest not only specialists, but anyone interested in the practical strategies of a literary tradition that is at once foreign and accessible to us. Table of Contents 1. Defining Credibility 2. Homeric Strategies 3. Homeric Chronology and Conventions of Inattention 4. Tragic Strategies 5. Inattention in Tragedy 6. Exploiting Prior Knowledge 7. Tragedians as Scrupulous Readers 8. Conclusions Bibliography Index of Passages General Index
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Book Description Stuttgart ; Leipzig : Teubner, 1999. Originalleinen. Book Condition: Sehr gut. 216 S. Ein sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar. - Defining Credibility: The Questions -- Mimesis and Audiences -- Credibility and Obstacles -- Authorial Strategies -- Audience Strategies -- Greek Narraties -- Conventions -- Credibility in Greek Narrative -- Homeric Strategies -- Homeric Chronology and Conventions of Inattention: Gaps -- Analepsis -- Inaccurate Prediction -- Tragic Strategies: Local Motivation and Apology -- Thematization -- Inattention in Tragedy: Gaps -- Analepsis -- False Predictions and Internal Prolepsis -- Exploiting Prior Knowledge: Relying on Prior Knowledge: Fate as Motivation -- Tragic Fate -- Tragedians as Scrupulous Readers Electra and Philoctetes -- Euripidean Polemic -- Sophistic Reading. ISBN 9783519076711 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 783. Bookseller Inventory # 1073828
Book Description B. G. Teubner, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Unwrapped in plastic. ; Beiträge Zur Altertumskunde 122; 216 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 9071
Book Description Teubner, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG3519076713