Commenting on, criticizing and rewriting Homer in Philostratos’ Heroikos

01 December 2015 → 30 November 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
    • Theology and religious studies
second sophistic Homer reception argumentation metafiction
Project description

The thesis will be an analysis of the relationship between rewriting the Trojan War and commenting on the Iliad and the Odyssey in Philostratus' Heroikos. By insisting on the intellectual context of the second sophistic, this study will throw light on the sophist's using of rhetorical and exegetical tools in order to comment on Homeric fiction by fashioning fiction.