Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2011

272 Pages | 4 illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780199731565

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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Marc Bizer

Classical Presences

  • This offers a novel approach to the post-classical uses of Homer, one that covers an exceptionally wide range of sources (printed commentaries, poetry, and plays, but also paintings, pamphlets, and royal entry ceremonies).
  • Outlines an important chapter in the development of political literature and of the political imagination in sixteenth-century France.
  • Demonstrates new connections between important French Renaissance authors such as Joachim Du Bellay, Etienne de la Boétie, Robert Garnier, and Michel de Montaigne.