Evangelising Zeus: the Iliad according to Loukanes

dc.contributor.authorDourou, Calliopeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-04T05:59:18Z
dc.date.available2019-07-04T05:59:18Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.description© 2019 the authoren_US
dc.description.abstractAs early as the fourth century AD, and despite the unflagging efforts of the emperor Julian, known by the sobriquet the Apostate, to thwart the Christians from forging an abiding bond with classical literature, the process of amalgamation of the Greek literary heritage with the emerging Christian culture was already underway spawned primarily by the writings of the Cappadocian Church Fathers, for whom Homer continued to hold the highly esteemed position of the educator of the Greeks. Against this rich backdrop of Christian détournement of the Homeric legacy, the present article seeks to explore the Christian resonances in Nikolaos Loukanes’ 1526 Iliad. Rather than banishing the Olympian gods from his Iliad, as his Byzantine predecessor Konstantinos Hermoniakos had done in the fourteenth century cleaving to his faith, Loukanes opts to depict the gods, albeit through the lens of contemporary Christian beliefs.en_US
dc.identifier.citationDourou, C 2019, 'Evangelising Zeus: the Iliad according to Loukanes', Journal of Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) — Special Issue, pp. 123-142.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1039-2831
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/39288
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherModern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealanden_US
dc.rights© 2019 the authoren_US
dc.rights.holderthe authoren_US
dc.subjectIliaden_US
dc.subjectZeusen_US
dc.subjectepithet παντοκράτωρen_US
dc.subjectHellenistic perioden_US
dc.titleEvangelising Zeus: the Iliad according to Loukanesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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