Project

Quintus Smyrnaeus' Posthomerica: an analysis in a diachronic and synchronic literary field

Duration
01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Keywords
Quintus Smyrnaeus Ancient Greek Posthomerica literature intertextuality
 
Project description

The subject of my research project is the literary analysis of a late antique Greek author (Quintus of Smyrna), who figures in a contradictory literary tradition. I will investigate his literary position by means of a narratological analysis of his epic 'Posthomerica' and an intertextual comparison to relevant diachronic and synchronic sources, from Homer onwards.