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The Resource Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden, (electronic book.)

Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden, (electronic book.)

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Homer's Odyssey and the Near East
Title
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Louden
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Odyssey's larger plot is composed of a number of distinct genres of myth, all of which are extant in various Near Eastern cultures (Mesopotamian, West Semitic, Egyptian). Unexpectedly, the Near Eastern culture with which the Odyssey has the most parallels is the Old Testament. Consideration of how much of the Odyssey focuses on non-heroic episodes - hosts receiving guests, a king disguised as a beggar, recognition scenes between long-separated family members - reaffirms the Odyssey's parallels with the Bible. In particular the book argues that the Odyssey is in a dialogic relationship with Genesis, which features the same three types of myth that comprise the majority of the Odyssey: theoxeny, romance (Joseph in Egypt), and Argonautic myth (Jacob winning Rachel from Laban). The Odyssey also offers intriguing parallels to the Book of Jonah, and Odysseus' treatment by the suitors offers close parallels to the Gospels' depiction of Christ in Jerusalem"--
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1954-
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Louden, Bruce
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Homer
  • Mythology in literature
  • Greek literature
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Mythology, Middle Eastern
Label
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden, (electronic book.)
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Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Jun 2011)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511779794
Extent
1 online resource (364 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521768207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden, (electronic book.)
Publication
Note
Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Jun 2011)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511779794
Extent
1 online resource (364 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521768207
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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