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Disguise and recognition in the Odyssey

Author: Sheila Murnaghan
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2011.
Series: Greek studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book is a comprehensive study of the Odyssey's plot, which shows how the motifs of disguise and recognition are used to articulate the central values of Homeric society. The story of Odysseus' homecoming is discussed in relation to family dynamics, heroic competition, the social institutions of marriage and hospitality, gender relations, and the enduring power of song."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Murnaghan
ISBN: 9780739129531 0739129538
OCLC Number: 670479213
Description: xvi, 145 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Recognition and the return of Odysseus --
Odysseus and the suitors --
Recognition and hospitality --
Penelope --
Recognition and song --
Conclusion 119.
Series Title: Greek studies.
Responsibility: Sheila Murnaghan.

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