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Homer's Odyssey (Lillian E Doherty) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2009) 9780199233328
Homer's Odyssey (Lillian E Doherty) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2009) 9780199233328
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Title: Homer's Odyssey

Author: Doherty, Lillian E

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199233328

Volumes: 1; Pages: 450

List Price in Cloth: $165.00 Our price: $131.99

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This volume assembles sixteen authoritative articles on Homer's Odyssey that have appeared over the last thirty years. A wide variety of interpretative strategies are represented, including, in addition to traditional close readings, the approaches of comparative anthropology, narratology, feminism, and audience-oriented criticism. Papers have been selected for their clarity and accessibility, and each is informed by close attention to philological and textual detail. A full glossary and list of abbreviations have been included, and a specially written Introduction puts the selections in a wider context by giving an overview of major strands in the interpretation of Homer in the second half of the twentieth century.Table of ContentsIntroducton1. In What Sense Can the Iliad and the Odyssey Be Considered Oral Texts?, Minna Skafte Jensen2. The Song of Ares and Aphrodite: On the Relationship between the Odyssey and the Iliad, Walter Burkert3. Odysseus' Scar: An Essay on Homeric Epic Narrative Technique, Adolf Kohnken4. Between Word and Deed: Hidden Thoughts in the Odyssey, Irene J. F. de Jong5. Name Magic in the Odyssey, Norman Austin6. 'Active' and 'Passive' Heroics in the Odyssey, Erwin Cook7. Odysseus and the Art of Lying, Peter Walcot8. The Philosophy of the Odyssey, R. B. Rutherford9. 'Reverse Similes' and Sex Roles in the Odyssey, Helene P. Foley10. The Reunion of Penelope and Odysseus, Chris Emlyn-Jones11. Penelope's Agnoia: Knowledge, Power, and Gender in the Odyssey, Sheila Murnaghan12. Gender and Internal Audiences in the Odyssey, Lillian E. Doherty13. The Economic Man, James M. Redfield14. Class Ambivalence in the Odyssey, Peter W. Rose15. Helen's 'Good Drug', Ann L. T. Bergren16. The Shadow of Ulysses beyond 2001, Piero Boitani
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