The Wrath of Athena

The Wrath of Athena : Gods and Men in The Odyssey

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Available in paperback for the first time, Jenny Strauss Clay's landmark study of the Odyssey argues that Athena's wrath is central to both the structure and the theme of the epic poem. Clay demonstrates that an appreciation of the thematic role of Athena's anger elucidates the poem's complex narrative organization and its conception of the hierarchical relations between gods and men. This edition includes a new introduction by the author.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149 x 233 x 21mm | 426g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Pbk ed.
  • 0822630699
  • 9780822630692
  • 796,388

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction to the Paperback Edition Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Beginning of the Odyssey Chapter 5 Odysseus Chapter 6 Gods and Men Chapter 7 The Encounter of Odysseus and Athena Chapter 8 The Double Theodicy of the Odyssey Chapter 9 Appendix: Demodocus and Homer Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index of Sources Chapter 12 Index of Names and Subjects
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It is a pleasure to welcome back into print this corrected reissue of the original 1983 edition. Clay's provocative study guides the reader to useful insights into the complex achievement of the Odyssey, and its value is undiminished . . . * Religious Studies Review * Jenny Clay's The Wrath of Athena is an acute, original, and subtle reading of the Odyssey . . . I am delighted to see it back in print. -- Charles Segal . . . invariably vigorous, well-stated, and thoroughly informed . . . * American Journal Of Philology * Her discussion . . . has much for scholars and teachers, and adds to our understanding of the complexity, ambiguity, and ambivalence in narrative and character in the Oddyssey. * Classical World *
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About Jenny Strauss Clay

Jenny Strauss Clay is Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia, and the author of The Politics of Olympus.
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