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The Resource Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey, Charles Segal

Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey, Charles Segal

Label
Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey
Title
Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Charles Segal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A special charm 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 readings 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
Cataloging source
UkLiU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-2002
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Segal, Charles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA4167
LC item number
.S44 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Myth and poetics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Bards and bardism in literature
  • Gods, Greek, in literature
  • Heroes in literature
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Homère
  • Homer
Label
Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey, Charles Segal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) 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
  • ch. 4.
  • Transition and ritual in Odysseus' return
  • ch. 5.
  • Kleos and its ironies
  • pt. 2.
  • Poetics: singers, liars, and beggars
  • ch. 6.
  • Bard and audience in Homer
  • ch. 7.
  • Bard, hero, beggar: poetics and exchange
  • pt. 1.
  • ch. 8.
  • King and the swineherd: rags, lies, and poetry
  • pt. 3.
  • Gods and prophets
  • ch. 9.
  • Teiresias in the Yukon: on folktale and epic
  • ch. 10.
  • Divine justice: Poseidon, Cyclops, and Helios
  • Mythical journey and the hero
  • ch. 1.
  • Introduction: the landscape of imagination
  • ch. 2.
  • Phaeacians and Odysseus' return: part 1, suspension and reintegration
  • ch. 3.
  • Phaeacians and Odysseus' return: part 2, death and renewal
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780801487262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Singers, heroes, and gods in the Odyssey, Charles Segal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-237) 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
  • ch. 4.
  • Transition and ritual in Odysseus' return
  • ch. 5.
  • Kleos and its ironies
  • pt. 2.
  • Poetics: singers, liars, and beggars
  • ch. 6.
  • Bard and audience in Homer
  • ch. 7.
  • Bard, hero, beggar: poetics and exchange
  • pt. 1.
  • ch. 8.
  • King and the swineherd: rags, lies, and poetry
  • pt. 3.
  • Gods and prophets
  • ch. 9.
  • Teiresias in the Yukon: on folktale and epic
  • ch. 10.
  • Divine justice: Poseidon, Cyclops, and Helios
  • Mythical journey and the hero
  • ch. 1.
  • Introduction: the landscape of imagination
  • ch. 2.
  • Phaeacians and Odysseus' return: part 1, suspension and reintegration
  • ch. 3.
  • Phaeacians and Odysseus' return: part 2, death and renewal
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780801487262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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