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Epos. Reconsidering Greek Epic and Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology
Proceedings of the 11th International Aegean Conference / 11e Rencontre égéenne internationale, Los Angeles, UCLA - The J. Paul Getty Villa, 20-23 April 2006


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Editors:  Morris S.P., Laffineur R.
Year: 2007
ISBN: 978-90-429-2426-0
Pages: 273 p. + LXIII pl.
Price: 75 EURO


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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
I. EPOS AND LOGOS: HOMER AND TROY
- Malcolm WIENER, Homer and History: Old Questions, New Evidence
- Marianna NIKOLAIDOU and Dimitra KOKKINIDOU, Epos, History, Metahistory in Aegean Bronze Age Studies
- Maureen BASEDOW, Troy without Homer: the Bronze Age-Iron Age Transition in the Troad
- Sarah P. MORRIS, Troy Between Bronze and Iron Ages: Myth, Cult and Memory in a Sacred Landscape
II. EPOS AND EIKON: ART, POETRY AND WRITING
- John YOUNGER, The Mycenaean Bard: The Evidence for Sound and Song
- Robert LAFFINEUR, Homeric Similes: A Bronze Age Background?
- Edmund F. BLOEDOW, Homer and the depas amphikypellon
- L. Vance WATROUS, The Fleet Fresco, the Odyssey and Greek Epic Narrative
- Andreas VLACHOPOULOS, Mythos, Logos and Eikon. Motifs of Early Greek Poetry in the Wall Paintings of Xeste 3
III. WANAX AND BASILEUS: RULERSHIP IN HOMER AND ARCHAEOLOGY
- Pierre CARLIER, Are the Homeric Basileis ‘Big Men’?
- Thomas G. PALAIMA, Mycenaean Society and Kingship: Cui Bono? A Counter-Speculative View
- Bryan E. BURNS, Epic Reconstructions: Homeric Palaces and Mycenaean Architecture
- Brendan BURKE, Gordion of Midas and the Homeric Age
- Eric H. CLINE and Assaf YASUR-LANDAU, Poetry in Motion: Canaanite Rulership and Minoan Narrative Art at Tel Kabri
IV. BEYOND ELITE: HOMERIC SOCIETY AND ARCHAEOLOGY
- Kim S. SHELTON, Foot Soldiers and Cannon Fodder: The Underrepresented Majority of the Mycenaean Civilization
- Helene WHITTAKER, Sacrificial Practice and Warfare in Homer and in the Bronze Age
- Andrea GUZETTI, Homer and the Dorians: The Reasons For a Missed Encounter
V. EPOS AND MYTHOS
- Ernestine S. ELSTER, Odysseys Before Homer: Trade, Travel, and Adventure in Prehistoric Greece
- Cynthia S. COLBURN, The Symbolic Significance of Distance in the Homeric Epics and the Bronze Age Aegean
- Fritz BLAKOLMER, The Silver Battle Krater from Shaft Grave IV at Mycenae: Evidence of Fighting “Heroes” on Minoan Palace Walls at Knossos?
- Massimo PERNA, Homer and the “Folded Wooden Tablets”
VI. EPOS AND TOPOS: HOMERIC LANDSCAPES
- Oliver DICKINSON, Aspects of Homeric Geography
- Philip P. BETANCOURT, The Amnissos Cave: Poetry Meets Reality
- Aleydis VAN DE MOORTEL, The Site of Mitrou and East Lokris in “Homeric Times”
- Anne P. CHAPIN and Louise A. HITCHCOCK, Homer and Laconian Topography: This Is What the Book Says, and This Is What the Land Tells Us
- Naya SGOURITSA, Myth, Epos and Mycenaean Attica: The Evidence Reconsidered



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