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The returns of Odysseus : colonization and ethnicity

Author: Irad Malkin
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Irad Malkin contributes here to the current lively discussion of encounters among Greeks and non-Greeks. Through the prism of myths, he argues, notions of ethnicity and collective identity were articulated. Focussing in particular on myths about Odysseus and other heroes who visited foreign lands on their mythical voyages homeward after the Trojan War, he shows how these Return-myths influenced actual encounters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Homère; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Homère (08.?-08.? av. J.-C.).; Ulysse, (mythologie grecque); Homer.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Irad Malkin
ISBN: 0520211855 9780520211858 0585129983 9780585129983
OCLC Number: 38215615
Description: xiii, 331 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Contexts and concepts --
2. Sailing and colonizing in the Sea of Returns --
3. Ithaca and the cult of Odysseus --
4. The Odyssey's alternatives: ethnicity and colonization in Epirus --
5. Pithekoussai, Odysseus, and the Etruscans --
6. Odysseus and Italy: a peripheral vision of ethnicity --
7. The other Nostoi: Nestor, Epeios, Philoktetes, Trojan Siris --
8. The other Nostoi: Diomedes --
Appendix: Homeric issues.
Responsibility: Irad Malkin.
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This study of early Greek exploration makes a contribution to discussions of the encounters between Greeks and non-Greeks. The text focuses in particular on myths about Odysseus and other heroes who  Read more...

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