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Memories of Odysseus : frontier tales from ancient Greece

Author: François Hartog
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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The conception of the Other has long been a problem for philosophers. Emmanuel Levinas, best known for his attention to precisely that issue, argued that the voyages of Ulysses represent the very nature of Western philosophy: "His adventure in the world is nothing but a return to his native land, a complacency with the Same, a misrecognition of the Other." In Memories of Odysseus, François Hartog examines the truth  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: François Hartog
ISBN: 0226318524 9780226318523 0226318532 9780226318530
OCLC Number: 46784936
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Odysseus in Auschwitz / Paul Cartledge --
Travellers and frontier-men --
1. The return of Odysseus --
A voyage and a return journey --
Anthropology --
The return to Ithaca --
The voyages of a name --
2. Egyptian voyages --
Seeing Egypt --
Greek views --
Egypt, the first civilizing power? --
From thrice greatest Hermes to Champollion --
3. The invention of the Barbarian and an inventory of the world --
Barbarians and Greeks --
Representing the world --
Centre and extremities --
Viewing the world from Alexandria --
4. Greek voyages --
The voyages of the elder Anacharsis and frontiers forgotten --
Frontiers within, or ordinary kinds of discrimination --
The limits of Arcadia --
Alexander between Rome and Greece --
5. Roman voyages --
The voyages of Polybius --
The voyages of Dionysius of Halicarnassus --
The voyages of Strabo and Aelius Aristides --
Memories of Apollonius and the name of Pythagoras.
Other Titles: Mémoire d'Ulysse.
Responsibility: François Hartog ; translated by Janet Lloyd.
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Drawing on a range of authors and texts, Francois Hartog looks at accounts of actual travellers, as well as the way travel is used as a trope throughout ancient Greek literature, and finds that,  Read more...


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