By Irene J. F. de Jong

ISBN-10: 0521464781

ISBN-13: 9780521464789

ISBN-10: 0521468442

ISBN-13: 9780521468442

while conventional commentaries are usually complete and micro-textual, this narratological observation, first released in 2001, makes a speciality of one element of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and will pay lavish realization to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing at the innovations of contemporary narratology in addition to the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the position of narrator and narratees, equipment of characterization and outline, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. complete awareness is usually given to the constitution, characterizing functionality, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly current speeches. eventually, the various topics and motifs, which so subtly give a contribution to the team spirit of this lengthy textual content, are traced and evaluated. even though Homer's impressive narrative artwork has regularly been favorite, this statement goals to put naked the recommendations accountable for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical phrases defined in a glossary.

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