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Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey: Life in a Modern Matriarchy Charles Segal

Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey: Life in a Modern Matriarchy

Charles Segal

Published March 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780801487262
Paperback
264 pages
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 About the Book 

One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to interpretation of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odysseys self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homers treatment of the nature of poetry.