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Description - Reading the "Odyssey" by Seth L. Schein

This collection makes available critical work on the "Odyssey" produced since the 1940s. The ten essays address five major concerns: the poem's programmatic representation of social and religious institutions and values; its transformation of folktales and traditional stories into epic adventures; its representation of gender roles and, in particular, of Penelope; its narrative strategies and form; and its relation to the "Iliad", especially to that epic's distinctive conception of heroism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691044392
ISBN-10: 0691044392
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 28-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Seth L. Schein

Seth L. Schein is Professor of Comparative Literature and Classics at the University of California, Davis. His books include The Mortal Hero: An Introduction to Homer's "Iliad" and The Iambic Trimeter in Aeschylus and Sophocles: A Study in Metrical Form.

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