Volume 4 of the
Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic presents five articles on the
Iliad and the
Odyssey and one on the history of Homeric scholarship. Contributors look to the Ancient Near East, to medieval Japan, and to contemporary conceptual metaphor theory; they explore the interpretations of ancient readers and the contests of modern scholarship. This diverse collection will be of interest to all students and scholars of ancient Greek epic.
Jonathan L. Ready, Ph.D. (2004), University of California, Berkeley, is Professor of Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. His most recent monograph is
Orality, Textuality, and the Homeric Epics: An Interdisciplinary Study of Oral Texts, Dictated Texts, and Wild Texts (2019). Christos C. Tsagalis Ph.D. (1998), Cornell University, is Professor of Greek at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Among his books are
From Listeners to Viewers: Space in the Iliad (2012) and
Early Greek Epic Fragments I: Genealogical and Antiquarian Epic (2017). Contributors are: Apostalia Alepidou, David F. Driscoll, Lowell Edmunds, Christos C. Tsagalis, Naoka Yamagata, Andreas T. Zanker.