Trojan/French Chaos

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199731565
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918478 | DOI:

Series: Classical Presences

Trojan/French Chaos

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Like Jean de Sponde’s commentary, Robert Garnier’s La Troade is revealing of changing currents in the political thought of its time: through its portrayal of the character Odysseus, the play both demonstrates and deplores the transformation of royal prudence into an impersonal political force, the raison d’État.

Keywords: Homer; humanism; Odysseus; Robert Garnier; religious tolerance France; reformation France; Seneca; Euripides; Troy; sixteenth-century French tragedy

Chapter.  5840 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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