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The Resource The story of the Odyssey

The story of the Odyssey

Label
The story of the Odyssey
Title
The story of the Odyssey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here Stephen Tracy offers a vivid, fast-paced narrative that serves as a reading guide to Homer's monumental epic. He not only provides translations of key passages and traces the evolution of major themes in the Odyssey, but also helps new readers to understand the artistry of one of the best tales ever told. Aimed at advanced readers as well, this book stresses an appreciation of how Homer has ordered his narrative, covering such topics as character interaction, family relationships, elements of poetic language, and the symbolic treatment of death, rebirth, growth, and knowledge. Given the controversy over the way the Odyssey was composed and handed down, Tracy concentrates on presenting the poem as a highly unified work. His analysis of the narrative structure reveals the epic to be arranged as a series of parallel journeys. The journey, seen here as a symbol of growth and self-knowledge, is among the major themes discussed in detail, along with the importance of women as overseers of life's journeys and the need for the sons of heroes to grow up worthy of their fathers. Annotation. Tracy (classics, Ohio State U.) describes--for Greekless undergraduates who may be approaching the Odyssey for the first time--what Homer has done and why what he has done makes one of the best tales ever told. His treatment is also intended for advanced readers who will gain an appreciation for how Homer ordered his narrative
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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1941-
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Tracy, Stephen V.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Homer
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Label
The story of the Odyssey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-156) 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 160 pages
Isbn
9780691068558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The story of the Odyssey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-156) 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 160 pages
Isbn
9780691068558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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