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The Poetics of Consent

Collective Decision Making and the Iliad

David F Elmer

By analysing the textual detail of scenes in which Achaean, Trojan and divine political communities make decisions, David Elmer shows that consensus is a central theme of the Iliad. He also argues that this theme reflects the power of the audience in the formation of the Homeric epics themselves, which required negotiation between Greek communities’ competing traditions about their legendary heroes.
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  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins UP
  • Year: 2013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 330pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • Dimensions: 234x160mm
  • ISBN: 9781421408262
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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