Homers Odyssey by Lillian E. Doherty

Homers Odyssey

EditorLillian E. Doherty

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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 theselections in a wider context by giving an overview of major strands in the interpretation of Homer in the second half of the twentieth century.

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Lillian E. Doherty is Professor of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park.
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Title:Homers OdysseyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:March 28, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199233330

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Introducton1. Minna Skafte Jensen: In What Sense Can the Iliad and the Odyssey Be Considered Oral Texts?2. Walter Burkert: The Song of Ares and Aphrodite: On the Relationship between the Odyssey and the Iliad3. Adolf Kohnken: Odysseus' Scar: An Essay on Homeric Epic Narrative Technique4. Irene J. F. de Jong: Between Word and Deed: Hidden Thoughts in the Odyssey5. Norman Austin: Name Magic in the Odyssey6. Erwin Cook: 'Active' and 'Passive' Heroics in the Odyssey7. Peter Walcot: Odysseus and the Art of Lying8. R. B. Rutherford: The Philosophy of the Odyssey9. Helene P. Foley: 'Reverse Similes' and Sex Roles in the Odyssey10. Chris Emlyn-Jones: The Reunion of Penelope and Odysseus11. Sheila Murnaghan: Penelope's Agnoia: Knowledge, Power, and Gender in the Odyssey12. Lillian E. Doherty: Gender and Internal Audiences in the Odyssey13. James M. Redfield: The Economic Man14. Peter W. Rose: Class Ambivalence in the Odyssey15. Ann L. T. Bergren: Helen's 'Good Drug'16. Piero Boitani: The Shadow of Ulysses beyond 2001