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The bow and the lyre : a platonic reading of the Odyssey

Author: Seth Benardete
Publisher: Lanham, Md. [u.a.] Rowman & Littlefield 1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this interpretation of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete suggests that Homer may have been the first to philosophize in a Platonic sense. He argues that the Odyssey concerns precisely the relation  Read more...

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Named Person: Homerus; Homer; Odysseia.; Platon.; Homère.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Benardete
ISBN: 0847683672 9780847683673
OCLC Number: 845236244
Description: XIV, 177 S
Contents: Chapter 1 Notice to the Reader Chapter 2 Preface Part 3 Part I: The Beginnings Chapter 4 Theodicy Chapter 5 Politics Chapter 6 Telemachus Part 7 Part II: Pattern and Will Chapter 8 Nestor Chapter 9 Helen and Menelaus Part 10 Part III: Odysseus' Choice Part 11 Part IV: Among the Phaeacians Chapter 12 Shame Chapter 13 Paradise Chapter 14 Pride Part 15 Part V: Odysseu' Own Story Chapter 16 Memory and Mind Chapter 17 Nature Chapter 18 Hades Chapter 19 Destiny Part 20 Part VI: Odysseus' Lies Part 21 Part VII: Nonfated Things Chapter 22 Theoclymenus and Eumaeus Chapter 23 The Slave Girls Chapter 24 The Name and the Scar Part 25 Part VIII: The Suitors and the City Chapter 26 The Suitors Chapter 27 The City Part 28 Part IX: Recognition Chapter 29 Penelope Chapter 30 Hades Chapter 31 Laertes Chapter 32 Notes Chapter 33 Index
Responsibility: Seth Benardete

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Guided by the fundamental problems opened up through his studies of the Platonic dialogues, Seth Benardete unravels the intertwined threads of Homer's Odyssey and finds at its core the choice Read more...

 
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