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The Resource Epic facework : self-presentation and social interaction in Homer, Ruth Scodel

Epic facework : self-presentation and social interaction in Homer, Ruth Scodel

Label
Epic facework : self-presentation and social interaction in Homer
Title
Epic facework
Title remainder
self-presentation and social interaction in Homer
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Scodel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Homer's characters are often very far from an unreflecting struggle for status at others' expense. Rather than being a 'zero-sum game', their negotiations can be of an impressive delicacy, designed to protect the 'face' of the other. Gifts and visible deference are important measures of honour, but characters also care about what others really feel." "This sensitive study reveals that at the beginnings of (surviving) Greek literature Homer's audience is expected to appreciate psychology and self-control of a very high order. Literary analysts, historians, anthropologists and indeed archaeologists will have much to learn here about the general level of sophistication of the historic and prehistoric societies which generated such deeply civilized poetry."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scodel, Ruth
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.S4163 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-presentation in literature
  • Social interaction in literature
  • Homer
  • Homer / Criticism and interpretation
Label
Epic facework : self-presentation and social interaction in Homer, Ruth Scodel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Ransom and revenge
  • 5.
  • Apologies
  • 6.
  • Quarrel and embassy
  • 7.
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index locorum
  • Acknowledgments
  • General index
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • The economy of honor
  • 2.
  • Gifts
  • 3.
  • Managing face
Control code
008209024
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 p.
Isbn
9781905125227
Lccn
2009291551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Epic facework : self-presentation and social interaction in Homer, Ruth Scodel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-167) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Ransom and revenge
  • 5.
  • Apologies
  • 6.
  • Quarrel and embassy
  • 7.
  • Conclusions
  • Bibliography
  • Index locorum
  • Acknowledgments
  • General index
  • Preface
  • 1.
  • The economy of honor
  • 2.
  • Gifts
  • 3.
  • Managing face
Control code
008209024
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 177 p.
Isbn
9781905125227
Lccn
2009291551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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