New PDF release: A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

By Irene J. F. de Jong

while conventional commentaries are usually accomplished 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 options of recent 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 recognition can also be given to the constitution, characterizing functionality, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly current speeches. ultimately, the varied topics and motifs, which so subtly give a contribution to the cohesion of this lengthy textual content, are traced and evaluated. even though Homer's very good narrative artwork has consistently been well known, this remark goals to put naked the thoughts accountable for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical phrases defined in a glossary.

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