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Christopher Faraone
University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Poetic Traditions in Homeric Epic (the Iliad and the Odyssey)

I intend to write a book that will argue that the poets of the Iliad and the Odyssey knew, used and even parodied shorter hexametrical genres (for example: oracles and laments) and that knowledge of this feature of Homeric poetics allows us important insights into a variety of Homeric scenes, for example Helen's use of pharmaka to assuage the grief of her dinner guests or Circe's instructions to Odysseus.

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Project fields:

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

$50,400 (approved)
$42,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2013 – 6/30/2014