The philosopher Hobbes as the poet Homer

Condren, Conal (2014) The philosopher Hobbes as the poet Homer. Renaissance Studies, 28 1: 71-89. doi:10.1111/rest.12008


Author Condren, Conal
Title The philosopher Hobbes as the poet Homer
Journal name Renaissance Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-1213
1477-4658
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/rest.12008
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 71
End page 89
Total pages 19
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Until recently Hobbes's translations of Homer have received little attention. That he made some effort to make the epics conform to his political doctrines has been established. The argument here is that the translations as a whole are informed by his conception of philosophy and his sense of the philosopher's responsibility. The oversimplification of his understanding of philosophy has itself helped isolate his Homer from the rest of his work. To recognize that Hobbes's Homeric epics were the work of a philosopher does something to explain the hostility they generated, and the need to translate Homer afresh.
Keyword Alexander Pope
Hobbes
Homer
Philosophy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 17 September 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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