Catalog of an exhibition which appeared at the Ecole in Paris in fall 2004, and will be on view simultaneously at the Dahesh Museum of Art, New York, and the Princeton Univ. Art Museum in fall 2005.
Translation of: Dieux et Mortels: les thémes homériques dans les collections de l'Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Directors' forewords / Henry-Claude Cousseau, Susan M. Taylor and Peter Trippi -- Preface / George Steiner -- The Greek paradigm : Homer, costume, and the academy -- Reading Homer in France : from text to image / Emmanuel Schwartz -- Truth in the fold : notes on drapery in the ancient style, 1750-1850 / Philippe Senechal -- A brief administrative and artistic history : teaching art in Paris / Emmanuel Schwartz -- Catalogue / Emmanuel Schwartz -- The historical background and the Homeric world -- The gods -- Achilles -- Far from combat : the great scenes -- Philoctetes -- The fall of Troy -- The Oresteia -- The voyages of Ulysses -- Ulysses in Ithaca -- The adventures of Telemachus -- The Aeneid : from Homer to Virgil -- Previous and parallel epic cycles -- Homer's laughter.
"With illuminating texts by prominent French scholars and a preface by George Steiner on the reception of Homer in France, The Legacy of Homer examines the historic and artistic importance of the works housed in the Ecole and pays homage to Homer, the great source that inspired them."--BOOK JACKET.