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A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey - Irene J. F. de Jong

A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

Hardcover Published: 14th January 2002
ISBN: 9780521464789
Number Of Pages: 648

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Whereas traditional commentaries tend to be comprehensive and micro-textual, this narratological commentary focuses on one aspect of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and pays lavish attention to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing on the concepts of modern narratology as well as the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the role of narrator and narratees, methods of characterization and description, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. Full attention is also given to the structure, characterizing function, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly present speeches. Finally, the numerous themes and motifs, which so subtly contribute to the unity of this long text, are traced and evaluated. Although Homer's brilliant narrative art has always been admired, this commentary aims to lay bare the techniques responsible for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical terms explained in a glossary.

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'... the book is a stimulating and thought-provoking addition to the previous commentaries on the Odyssey.' Scholia

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ISBN: 9780521464789
ISBN-10: 0521464781
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 648
Published: 14th January 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 18.42  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.25