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The Resource The story of the Odyssey, Stephen V. Tracy

The story of the Odyssey, Stephen V. Tracy

Label
The story of the Odyssey
Title
The story of the Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Stephen V. Tracy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Here Stephen Tracy offers a vivid, fast-paced narrative that serves as a reading guide to Homer's monumental epic. He not only provides translations of key passages and traces the evolution of major themes in the Odyssey, but also helps new readers to understand the artistry of one of the best tales ever told. Aimed at advanced readers as well, this book stresses an appreciation of how Homer has ordered his narrative, covering such topics as character interaction, family relationships, elements of poetic language, and the symbolic treatment of death, rebirth, growth, and knowledge. Given the controversy over the way the Odyssey was composed and handed down, Tracy concentrates on presenting the poem as a highly unified work. His analysis of the narrative structure reveals the epic to be arranged as a series of parallel journeys. The journey, seen here as a symbol of growth and self-knowledge, is among the major themes discussed in detail, along with the importance of women as overseers of life's journeys and the need for the sons of heroes to grow up worthy of their fathers. Annotation. Tracy (classics, Ohio State U.) describes--for Greekless undergraduates who may be approaching the Odyssey for the first time--what Homer has done and why what he has done makes one of the best tales ever told. His treatment is also intended for advanced readers who will gain an appreciation for how Homer ordered his narrative
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
883/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4167
LC item number
.T7 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The story of the Odyssey, Stephen V. Tracy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-156) and index
Control code
ocm21333532
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 160 p.
Isbn
9780691068558
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90034573
Other control number
9780691014944
System control number
a1309518
Label
The story of the Odyssey, Stephen V. Tracy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [153]-156) and index
Control code
ocm21333532
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 160 p.
Isbn
9780691068558
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
90034573
Other control number
9780691014944
System control number
a1309518

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