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    DescriptionOne 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 Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry.


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    Title
    Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the "Odyssey"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Segal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801487262
    ISBN 10: 0801487269
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 883/.01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 883.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190, LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PA4167 .S44 2001
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, NHD
    Thema language qualifier V1.0: 2AHA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "Charles Segal offers an insightful and literate commentary that will enable readers to enjoy a fresh and informed appreciation for this classic Hellenic adventure tale. . . A welcome addition to the growing body of erudite commentary on the enduringly popular epic poetry of Homer." The Bookwatch, August 2001"