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The Ulysses theme : a study in the adaptability of a traditional hero

Author: William Bedell Stanford
Publisher: Oxford : B. Blackwell, 1954.
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This book offers substance to contemporary reflections on manhood by looking at comradeship, heroism, virtue, wandering, trickery, father-son issues, relations between men and a variety of feminine forms, and the intervention of the Gods. The author surveys the range of responses--from Euripides to Kazantzakis--to Ulysses' ambiguous nature, transforming Homeric studies by focusing on literary and psychological  Read more...
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Stanford, William Bedell.
Ulysses theme.
Oxford : B. Blackwell, 1954
(OCoLC)592871565
Online version:
Stanford, William Bedell.
Ulysses theme.
Oxford : B. Blackwell, 1954
(OCoLC)612836688
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bedell Stanford
OCLC Number: 3776292
Description: x, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Ulysses as an epic hero. The adaptability of mythical figures --
The grandson of Autolycus --
The favourite of Athene --
Personal relationships --
The untypical hero --
Developments in the epic cycle. pt. 2. Ulysses as a figure of controversy. Growing hostility --
The stage villain --
Ulysses among Alexandrians and Stoics --
Virgil's Ulysses --
Traditional features in Ovid, Seneca, and Statius --
Ulysses and the discrediting of Homer. pt. 3. Modern variations on the classical themes. The man of policies --
The wanderer --
The re-integrated hero.
Responsibility: by W.B. Stanford.

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This book offers substance to contemporary reflections on manhood by looking at comradeship, heroism, virtue, wandering, trickery, father-son issues, relations between men and a variety of feminine forms, and the intervention of the Gods. The author surveys the range of responses--from Euripides to Kazantzakis--to Ulysses' ambiguous nature, transforming Homeric studies by focusing on literary and psychological analysis.

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