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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Introduction

Barbara Graziosi.

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Poetry. 763 words.

The Introduction outlines the two main aims of this Very Short Introduction. The first is to facilitate an understanding of the Iliad and the Odyssey, by providing a succinct and up-to-date...

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The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Alexander C. Loney.

April 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Classical Poetry. 256 pages.

This book is the first in-depth examination of revenge in the Odyssey. The principal revenge plot of the Odyssey—Odysseus’ surprise return to Ithaca after twenty years away and his...

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The World of Lyric

Theodora A. Hadjimichael.

in The Emergence of the Lyric Canon

April 2019; p ublished online June 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature; Classical Poetry. 17067 words.

Chapter 1 offers a sketch of lyric geography. It positions the poetic activities and movements of the lyric poets on a map of Greece and Magna Graecia, and presents lyric poetry in its...

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Epic

Philip Hardie.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Poetry; Religion in the Ancient World. 7110 words.

In ancient Rome, the epic is much occupied with beginnings and endings, foundation and destruction. The history of Roman epic begins with the translation into Latin of Homer's Odyssey by...

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