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Zeus in the Odyssey (Paperback)

Author: Marks, J.

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This book makes the case that the plot of the "Odyssey" is represented within the narrative as a plan of Zeus, Dios boule, that serves as a guide for the performing poet and as a hermeneutic for the audience. Through occasional participation in events and pervasive influence, the character of Zeus maintains thematic unity as the narrative moves through a mass of potential narrative paths for Odysseus that was already dense and conflicting at the time the "Odyssey" was taking shape. The "Zeus-centric" reading proposed here offers fresh perspectives on the tenor of interactions among the "Odyssey"''s characters, on the relationships among traditional accounts of Odysseus'' return, and on long-standing problems of interpretation.


Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674028128
SKU 206601411
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0674028120
Release Date 10/15/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0175
Publisher Harvard University Press
Series Part 31
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