Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 November 2017

416 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199291069

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Para-Narratives in the Odyssey

Stories in the Frame

Maureen Alden

  • Provides the first full-length study in English of the function and significance of secondary 'para-narratives' in the Odyssey and their relationship to the poem's main story
  • Includes a comprehensive treatment of secondary narratives by the poet and his characters, illuminating the argument function of such narratives and their influence on the reception of the poem by its audience
  • Contains an index locorum to enable readers to refer to treatments of individual stories and narratives quickly and easily
  • Offers translations of Greek and modern German throughout to ensure accessibility to non-specialist readers

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