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The Resource The swineherd and the bow : representations of class in the Odyssey, William G. Thalmann

The swineherd and the bow : representations of class in the Odyssey, William G. Thalmann

Label
The swineherd and the bow : representations of class in the Odyssey
Title
The swineherd and the bow
Title remainder
representations of class in the Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
William G. Thalmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Odyssey, William G. Thalmann asserts, does not describe an actual historical society at any period but gives a selective, idiosyncratic, and contradictory picture to serve ideological ends, representing rather than reproducing social reality. The Swineherd and the Bow is an ambitious attempt to apply literary and social science theory to reveal Homeric epic as a form of class discourse within the context of early Greek social and political development." "Thalmann considers the evolution of Greek culture up to the formation of the polis in the late eighth century B.C. He demonstrates that Greek society was already stratified well before that date and that the distinction between an elite and other classes was well developed." "Thalmann concentrates on the representation of slaves and on the dynamics of competition and family structure in the contest of the bow to interpret the Odyssey - and, implicity, epic poetry generally - as an intervention in the conflicts that surrounded the birth of the polis."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thalmann, William G.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Myth and poetics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Social classes in literature
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Homer
  • Homère
  • Homère
  • Homer
  • Homer
Label
The swineherd and the bow : representations of class in the Odyssey, William G. Thalmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-319) and index
Contents
  • Foreword/
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Citations and Names
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Some "Minor" Characters in the Odyssey
  • 1.
  • Relations of Dependency: Some Themes and Issues.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • View from Above: The Representation of Slaves in the Odyssey.
  • p. 49
  • Pt. II.
  • Oikos and Community: The Contest of the Bow
  • Introduction to Part II: Competitive Performances.
  • p. 109
  • 3.
  • Household, Honor, and the Violence of Competition.
  • p. 115
  • 4.
  • Contest at the Hearth: Family Values with a Vengeance.
  • p. 171
  • Pt. III.
  • Paradigms and Audiences
  • Introduction to Part III: Appropriating Paradigms.
  • p. 239
  • 5.
  • Dark Age and Hierarchy.
  • p. 243
  • 6.
  • Odyssey as Social Process.
  • p. 272
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 307
  • Index.
  • p. 321
Control code
e20000703622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780801434792
Lccn
lc97049565
Label
The swineherd and the bow : representations of class in the Odyssey, William G. Thalmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-319) and index
Contents
  • Foreword/
  • Gregory Nagy
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on Citations and Names
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Some "Minor" Characters in the Odyssey
  • 1.
  • Relations of Dependency: Some Themes and Issues.
  • p. 13
  • 2.
  • View from Above: The Representation of Slaves in the Odyssey.
  • p. 49
  • Pt. II.
  • Oikos and Community: The Contest of the Bow
  • Introduction to Part II: Competitive Performances.
  • p. 109
  • 3.
  • Household, Honor, and the Violence of Competition.
  • p. 115
  • 4.
  • Contest at the Hearth: Family Values with a Vengeance.
  • p. 171
  • Pt. III.
  • Paradigms and Audiences
  • Introduction to Part III: Appropriating Paradigms.
  • p. 239
  • 5.
  • Dark Age and Hierarchy.
  • p. 243
  • 6.
  • Odyssey as Social Process.
  • p. 272
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 307
  • Index.
  • p. 321
Control code
e20000703622
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 330 p.
Isbn
9780801434792
Lccn
lc97049565

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