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Eurykleia and her successors : female figures of authority in greek poetics.

Karydas, Helen Pournara.
(1997)  | 9780822630678 | Littlefield Adams & Co | pbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 15/1/2018
AUD 57.95 (inc. GST), AUD 52.68 (ex. GST),
In Greek literature from Homer to Euripides, the Nurse is a central figure ofauthority, but until now no one has attempted a systematic, comprehensive studyof her. Examining Nurse figures in ancient Greek epic and drama, Helen PournaraKarydas focuses on the the verbal manifestations of the Nurse'sauthority-advice,...

The wrath of athena : gods and men in the odyssey.

Clay, Jenny Strauss.
(1996)  | 9780822630692 | Littlefield Adams & Co | pbk. | book | 288pp
AUD 54.95 (inc. GST), AUD 49.95 (ex. GST),
Available in paperback for the first time, Jenny Strauss Clay's landmark studyof the Odyssey argues that Athena's wrath is central to both the structure andthe theme of the epic poem. Clay demonstrates that an appreciation of thethematic role of Athena's anger elucidates the poem's complex narrativeorganization...

Choruses of young women in Ancient Greece : their morphology, religious role and social functions.

Collins, Derek. Calame, Claude. Orion, Janice.
(1997)  | 9780822630623 | Littlefield Adams & Co | hbk. | book | 352pp
AUD 132.95 (inc. GST), AUD 120.86 (ex. GST),
In this groundbreaking work, Claude Calame argues that the songs sung by choruses of young girls in ancient Greek poetry are more than literary texts; rather, they functioned as initiatory rituals in Greek cult practices. Using semiotic and anthropologic theory, Calame reconstructs the religious and...

Belted heroes and bound women : the myth of the homeric warrior king.

Bennett, Michael J.
(1997)  | 9780822630609 | Littlefield Adams & Co | hbk. | book | 256pp
AUD 123.95 (inc. GST), AUD 112.68 (ex. GST),
This clearly written, beautifully illustrated book introduces a previously unrecognized Homeric theme, the "belted hero," and argues for its lasting historical, literary, and archaeological significance. The belted hero fuses king, warrior, charioteer, and athlete into a supreme image of political power....

The song of the sirens and other essays.

Pucci, Pietro.
(1997)  | 9780822630593 | Littlefield Adams & Co | pbk. | book | 208pp
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (ex. GST),
In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for thefirst time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines thelinguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works. Arguing that there canbe no purely historical interpretation, given that the parameters ofinterpretation...


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