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This chapter defines neoanalysis, sketches the history of its development and reception in the last fifty years, and considers its position in present-day Homeric studies and what it has to offer to general consensus and understanding. Neoanalysis is consciously and explicitly unitarian, starting from the belief that the Iliad, virtually as we have it, is the work of one great poet. Pestalozzi, who of course was unaware of the term 'neoanalysis', differs from Kakridis in concentrating specifically on a single model for the Iliad, an 'Achilleis', which had some connection with the cyclic Aithiopis. Schadewaldt accepted Pestalozzi's theory in its entirety, even to the extent of apologizing for a statement in Iliasstudien which had been queried by both Kakridis and Pestalozzi.

Keywords: Achilleis; Aithiopis; Homeric studies; Iliad; Kakridis; neoanalysis; Schadewaldt



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