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Description - The Power of Thetis and Selected Essays by Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin's influential and widely admired book, here published in a second edition together with six additional essays, explores the superficially minor role of Thetis in the Iliad. Highly charged allusions reverberate through the narrative and establish a constellation of themes that link the poem to other traditions. Slatkin uncovers alternative traditions about the power of Thetis and shows how an awareness of those myths brings a far greater understanding of Thetis's place in the thematic structure of the Iliad. The six additional essays included in this volume - some of them classics, some never before published - cover a broad range of topics in the study of the Greek Epic: the workings of genre in Hesiod and Homer; the poetics of exchange; and the nature of enmity and friendship. The volume also includes a study of the Hesiodic Catalog of Women and reflections on particular heroes, such as Diomedes and Odysseus.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674021433
ISBN-10: 0674021436
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Pages: 230
Imprint: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin is a Professor in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.