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Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey

Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey

Charles Segal
4.6/5 (8 ratings)
One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to interpretation of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry.
Language
English
Pages
264
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Release
March 01, 2001
ISBN
0801487269
ISBN 13
9780801487262

Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey

Charles Segal
4.6/5 (8 ratings)
One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to interpretation of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry.
Language
English
Pages
264
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Release
March 01, 2001
ISBN
0801487269
ISBN 13
9780801487262

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