Zeus in the Odyssey

Zeus in the Odyssey

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This book makes the case that the plot of the qOdysseyq 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. The Zeus-centric reading proposed here offers fresh perspectives on the tenor of interactions among the qOdysseyq s characters.Nevertheless, the power of my model to explain the unity of the Homeric Odyssey does not depend on the answers to such questions as whether the text represents ... among the main characters, and the relationships among Homeric and other contemporary accounts of Odysseusa#39; return. ... so that the two Homeric epics can be seen as more closely akin on a structural level than is generally appreciated.

Title:Zeus in the Odyssey
Author:Jim Marks
Publisher:Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic - 2008


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