Zeus in the Odyssey - Hellenic Studies Series (Paperback)
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Zeus in the Odyssey - Hellenic Studies Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 183 Pages
Published: 01/11/2008
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This book makes the case that the plot of the Odyssey is represented within the narrative as a plan of Zeus, Dios boulē, that serves as a guide for the performing poet and as a hermeneutic for the audience. Through occasional participation in events and pervasive influence, the character of Zeus maintains thematic unity as the narrative moves through a mass of potential narrative paths for Odysseus that was already dense and conflicting at the time the Odyssey was taking shape. The “Zeus-centric” reading proposed here offers fresh perspectives on the tenor of interactions among the Odyssey’s characters, on the relationships among traditional accounts of Odysseus’s return, and on long-standing problems of interpretation.

Publisher: Harvard University, Center for Hellenic Studies
ISBN: 9780674028128
Number of pages: 183
Dimensions: 229 x 140 mm

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