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The Resource Homer and the Odyssey, Suzanne Saïd ; [translated by Ruth Webb]

Homer and the Odyssey, Suzanne Saïd ; [translated by Ruth Webb]

Label
Homer and the Odyssey
Title
Homer and the Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Saïd ; [translated by Ruth Webb]
Title variation
Homer & the Odyssey
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Who was Homer? This book takes us beyond the legends of the blind bard or the wandering poet to explore an author about whom nothing is known, except for his works. It offers a reading of the ancient biographies as clues to the reception of the Homeric poems in Antiquity and provides an introduction to the oral tradition which lay at the source of the Homeric epics. Above all, it takes us into the world of the Odyssey, a world that lies between history and fiction. It guides the reader through a poem which rivals the modern novel in its complexity, demonstrating the unity of the poem as a whole. It defines the many and varied figures of otherness by which the Greeks of the archaic period defined themselves and underlines the values promoted by the poem's depictions of men, women, and gods. Finally, it asks why, throughout the centuries from Homer to Kazantzakis and Joyce, the hero who never forgets his homeland and dreams constantly of return has never ceased to be the incarnation of what it is to be human. This translation is a revised and much expanded version of the original French text, and includes a new chapter on the representation of women in the Odyssey
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Homère et l'Odyssée
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Saïd, Suzanne
Index
index present
Language note
English text ; with occasional phrases in Ancient Greek with translations
LC call number
PA4167
LC item number
.S2513 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1963-
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Webb, Ruth
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  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Homer
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Label
Homer and the Odyssey, Suzanne Saïd ; [translated by Ruth Webb]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as Homère et l'Odyssée in 1998 by Éditions Belin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Odysseus' travels
  • Odysseus on Ithaca
  • The
  • human world
  • Women in the Odyssey
  • The
  • world of the gods
  • The
  • ideology of the Odyssey
  • The
  • From Homer to the Homeric poems
  • Odyssey: an epilogue to the Iliad?
  • The
  • art of Homer: between tradition and innovation
  • Homer and history
  • The
  • Odyssey: narrations, narrators, and poets
  • The
  • adventures of Telemachus
Control code
ocn704381173
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
420 p.
Isbn
9780199542857
Lccn
2011284812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Homer and the Odyssey, Suzanne Saïd ; [translated by Ruth Webb]
Publication
Note
Originally published as Homère et l'Odyssée in 1998 by Éditions Belin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-399) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Odysseus' travels
  • Odysseus on Ithaca
  • The
  • human world
  • Women in the Odyssey
  • The
  • world of the gods
  • The
  • ideology of the Odyssey
  • The
  • From Homer to the Homeric poems
  • Odyssey: an epilogue to the Iliad?
  • The
  • art of Homer: between tradition and innovation
  • Homer and history
  • The
  • Odyssey: narrations, narrators, and poets
  • The
  • adventures of Telemachus
Control code
ocn704381173
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
420 p.
Isbn
9780199542857
Lccn
2011284812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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