The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in The Odyssey by Jenny Strauss ClayThe Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in The Odyssey by Jenny Strauss Clay

The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in The Odyssey

byJenny Strauss Clay

Paperback | November 21, 1996

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Available in paperback for the first time, Jenny Strauss Clay's landmark study of the Odyssey argues that Athena's wrath is central to both the structure and the theme of the epic poem. Clay demonstrates that an appreciation of the thematic role of Athena's anger elucidates the poem's complex narrative organization and its conception of the hierarchical relations between gods and men. This edition includes a new introduction by the author.
Jenny Strauss Clay is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia, and the author of The Politics of Olympus.
Title:The Wrath of Athena: Gods and Men in The OdysseyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.16 × 5.88 × 0.84 inPublished:November 21, 1996Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822630699

ISBN - 13:9780822630692


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction to the Paperback Edition Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Beginning of the Odyssey Chapter 5 Odysseus Chapter 6 Gods and Men Chapter 7 The Encounter of Odysseus and Athena Chapter 8 The Double Theodicy of the Odyssey Chapter 9 Appendix: Demodocus and Homer Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index of Sources Chapter 12 Index of Names and Subjects

Editorial Reviews

Her discussion . . . has much for scholars and teachers, and adds to our understanding of the complexity, ambiguity, and ambivalence in narrative and character in the Oddyssey.