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Homer, the Odyssey

Author: Jasper Griffin
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Series: Landmarks of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rouse discusses the background of the poem and that the epic is built upon the interplay of themes such as travel, hospitality, loyalty, family affection, and women.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Griffin, Jasper.
Homer, The Odyssey.
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)578147305
Named Person: Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Homerus; Homerus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Griffin
ISBN: 0521328047 9780521328043 0521310431 9780521310437
OCLC Number: 15659638
Description: vi, 107 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1: The making of the Odyssey --
The background to the Odyssey --
The date of the Odyssey --
Bards and oral poetry --
The language of the Odyssey and the 'forulaic system' --
Is the Odyssey an oral poem? --
Alternative Odysseys? --
How the poem comes down to us --
Part 2: The poem --
Summary --
Translating Homer --
Shape and unity --
The epic style: grandeur and realism --
The epic style: technique and variety --
The Odyssey and the Iliad --
Myth and folklore --
Some problems --
Mens and gods --
Men and women --
Society and geography --
The values of the Odyssey --
Part 3: The Odyssey and after --
The after-life of the Odyssey.
Series Title: Landmarks of world literature.
Responsibility: Jasper Griffin.
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Abstract:

Rouse discusses the background of the poem and that the epic is built upon the interplay of themes such as travel, hospitality, loyalty, family affection, and women.

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