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Penelope's renown : meaning and indeterminacy in the Odyssey

Author: Marylin A Katz
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1991.
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Named Person: Homer; Homer.; Homerus; Homère (08..?-08..? av. J.-C.).; Pénélope, (mythologie grecque).; Homère; Pénélope, (mythologie grecque)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marylin A Katz
ISBN: 0691067961 9780691067964
OCLC Number: 22860361
Description: xii, 223 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Indeterminancy and interpretation --
Indeterminancy and narrative construction --
The Odyssey and its readers --
The construction of absence (Books 1-4, 11) --
Kleos in the Odyssey --
The house of Atreus story and Penelope's Kyrieia (Books 1-4) --
Penelope and Clytemnestra: the first Nekyia (Book 11) --
Coming home/going home (Books 13, 15, 16) --
Warnings about Penelope (Books 13, 15) --
Telemachus's Kleos --
From Nostos to Xenia (Book 16) --
What does Penelope want? (Books 18-19) --
The appearance before the suitors (Book 18) --
The character of Penelope's character (Book 19) --
The construction of presence (Books 17-21) --
Narrative disjunction and textual disguise (Books 18-19) --
Telemachus: maturity and misrepresentation --
Penelope: return, remarriage, and Xenia (Book 19) --
Dream and Toxou thesis --
Summary and conclusion --
Duplicity, indeterminancy, and the ideology of exclusivity (Book 23) --
Duplicity, disguise, and indeterminacy --
Duplicity and complementarity --
The wedding digression (23.117-73) --
Homophrosynē, anagnorismos, and the ideology of exclusivity --
Duplicity, complementarity, and the example of Helen --
Conclusion --
Indeterminacy in the Odyssey.
Responsibility: Marylin A. Katz.
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