The Raft of Odysseus: The Ethnographic Imagination of Homer's Odyssey

The Raft of Odysseus: The Ethnographic Imagination of Homer's Odyssey

by Carol Dougherty
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195130367

ISBN-13: 9780195130362

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Raft of Odysseus looks at the fascinating intersection of traditional myth with an enthnographically-viewed Homeric world. Carol Dougherty argues that the resourcefulness of Odysseus as an adventurer on perilous seas served as an example to Homer's society which also had to adjust in inventive ways to turbulent conditions. The fantastic adventures of Odysseus

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The Raft of Odysseus looks at the fascinating intersection of traditional myth with an enthnographically-viewed Homeric world. Carol Dougherty argues that the resourcefulness of Odysseus as an adventurer on perilous seas served as an example to Homer's society which also had to adjust in inventive ways to turbulent conditions. The fantastic adventures of Odysseus act as a prism for the experiences of Homer's own listeners—traders, seafarers, storytellers, soldiers—and give us a glimpse into their own world of hopes and fears, 500 years after the Iliadic events were supposed to have happened.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195130362
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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