The Last Scenes Of The Odyssey

Autore: Dorothea Wender
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004057104
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The Last Scenes Of The Odyssey

Autore: Dorothea Wender
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004057104
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Disguise And Recognition In The Odyssey

Autore: Sheila Murnaghan
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1461734029
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Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey reveals the significance of the Odyssey's plot, in particular the many scenes of recognition that make up the hero's homecoming and dramatize the cardinal values of Homeric society, an aristocratic culture organized around recognition in the broader senses of honor, privilege, status, and fame. Odysseus' identity is seen to be rooted in his family relations, geographical origins, control of property, participation in the social institutions of hospitality and marriage, past actions, and ongoing reputation. At the same time, Odysseus' dependence on the acknowledgement of others ensures attention to multiple viewpoints, which makes the Odyssey more than a simple celebration of one man's preeminence and accounts in part for the poem's vigorous afterlife. The theme of disguise, which relies on plausible lies, highlights the nature of belief and the power of falsehood and creates the mixture of realism and fantasy that gives the Odyssey its distinctive texture. The book contains a pioneering analysis of the role of Penelope and the questions of female agency and human limitation raised by the critical debate about when exactly she recognizes that Odysseus has come home.

The Art Of The Odyssey

Autore: Howard W. Clarke
Editore: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865162365
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This is a literary explication aimed at helping the first-time reader more fully to appreciate and understand the Odyssey. The book includes a chronology, extensive notes, and suggestions for further reading.

A Narratological Commentary On The Odyssey

Autore: Irene J. F. de Jong
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521468442
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This 2001 book features a new type of commentary on Homer's Odyssey which concentrates on the text's narrative art.

The Ethics Of Revenge And The Meanings Of The Odyssey

Autore: Alexander C. Loney
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190909684
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This book is the first in-depth examination of revenge in the Odyssey. The principal revenge plot of the Odyssey --Odysseus' surprise return to Ithaca after twenty away and his vengeance on Penelope's suitors -- is the act for which he is most celebrated. This story forms the backbone of the Odyssey. But is Odysseus' triumph over the suitors as univocally celebratory as is often assumed? Does the poem contain and even suggest other, darker interpretations of Odysseus' greatest achievement? This book offers a careful analysis of several other revenge plots in the Odyssey -- those of Orestes, Poseidon, Zeus, and the suitors' relatives. It shows how these revenge stories color one another with allusions (explicit and implicit) that connect them and invite audiences to interpret them in light of one another. These stories -- especially Odysseus' revenge upon the suitors -- inevitably turn out to have multiple meanings. One plot of revenge slips into another as the offender in one story becomes a victim to be avenged in the next. As a result, Odysseus turns out to be a much more ambivalent hero than has been commonly accepted. And in the Odyssey's portrayal, revenge is an unstable foundation for a community. Revenge also ends up being a tenuous narrative structure for an epic poem, as a natural end to cycles of vengeance proves elusive. This book offers a radical new reading of the seemingly happy ending of the poem.

Homer The Odyssey

Autore: Jasper Griffin
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521539784
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This handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students to a text, which has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. Readers will be introduced to the world in that the Odyssey was produced, to the text itself and to its origins in oral poetry. This volume gives a summary of the poem and examines its structure. The unity, values and techniques of the poem are clearly outlined, as are the reasons for its longstanding appeal. This guide delves into the diverse world of the story; that of monsters, gods, and enchantresses which interacts with the very different world of the home, marriage and the family. Students will be introduced to the essential themes of loyalty and betrayal, and guided through the narrative of Odysseus' adventures, which also illustrate the workings of the world and the justice of heaven. Readers will also find a very helpful guide to further reading.

Homer

Autore: Richard Rutherford
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780199222094
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A concise yet detailed account of the state of criticism of the two great epics ascribed to Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

The Odyssey

Autore: William G. Thalmann
Editore: Macmillan Reference USA
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Homer's two great epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, stand as cornerstones not only of Western literature but also of Western thought and culture, for although readers of two millennia have imitated or opposed these works' paradigm of character and action, few have ignored it. Where the Iliad strikes a heavy tone of tragic grandeur, the Odyssey evokes an atmosphere of adventure and fate. The latter work's key figure, Odysseus the restless wanderer, pervades our language and our thinking: his self-defining journey of experience and maturation has remained one of the world's most explored subjects of artistic expression. In his cogent reading of the Odyssey William G. Thalmann argues that, like its hero, the text is impossible to reduce to a single summary or set of oppositions. As presented in Homer's narrative, the polarities of nature versus civilization, war versus peace, action versus word, and force versus metis (intelligence) are fraught with ambiguity. Thalmann singles out in particular the precarious nature of metis, which imbues Odysseus with constructive intelligence but also a dangerous duplicity. Similarly, Thalmann contends that in all his travels Odysseus both inflicts pain and himself suffers after having saved his own life via his cleverness. Aside from its explorations of human character, however, the poem quite simply tells a wonderful story. Odysseus's myriad adventures during his 10-year struggle to get home to Ithaka have the powerful appeal of folktale and fairy tale: the poem's narrative, Thalmann asserts, offers the pleasure of desiring an end that is delayed by obstacles in the outer world and the necessity for intrigues on Ithaka, with the simultaneous assurance that the end will come, and that it will be a happy one. Thalmann perceptively identifies traces of class and gender inquiry in Homer's epic. The poem seems to open up questions about the upholding of a system by which those at the top of society are maintained by the labor of those below, Thalmann maintains; in due course, however, these questions are closed off with the ideal solution of the return of the righteous king, promising prosperity for all. Additionally, Thalmann detects in Penelope an independence and importance rarely accorded women in Greek literature or Greek life; her like-mindedness with Odysseus is emphasized and their marriage characterized as a collaboration between them. What makes Homer's text so relevant to our times, Thalmann concludes, is its suffusion with contradiction and elusiveness. Odysseus, after all, is a hero with a constantly deferred future, and the poem's ending preserves the tension between his two conflicting sides, for when peace is at hand our hero, overcome with battle fury, assaults the relatives of his enemies. Ultimately, Thalmann finds that, happy ending notwithstanding, Homer's masterpiece depicts man's complex and often insidious relationship with the world - a world wherein that which passes for truth seems like fantasy, and lies contain no monsters or miracles but are indistinguishable from the reality of experience.

The Odyssey

Autore: Homer
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466801476
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Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.

The Classical Epic

Autore: Thomas J. Sienkewicz
Editore: Magill Bibliographies
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A selective bibliography on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid, directed toward the first-time reader of these works in translation, especially high school and general college students looking for sources for course papers and projects.

Daniel Deleon The Odyssey Of An American Marxist

Autore: L. Glen Seretan
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674191211
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The Odyssey Of Homer Translated By Alexander Pope Esq Volume 1 4

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Bulletin Of The Institute Of Classical Studies Of The University Of London

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The Odyssey Tr By A Pope Preceded By A General View Of The Epic Poem And Of The Iliad And Odyssey Extr From Bossu Followed By Battle Of The Frogs And Mice Tr By Mr Parnell

Autore: Homerus
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Structural Elements In The Odyssey

Autore: Frank William Oliver Jones
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