Of Odysseys and Oddities

Scales and Modes of Interaction Between Prehistoric Aegean Societies and their Neighbours

Author: Barry Molloy

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702343

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 9312

Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The 17 contributions reflect on tensions at the core of how we consider interaction in archaeology, particularly the motivations and mechanisms leading to social and material encounters or displacements. Linked to this are the ways we conceptualise spatial and social entities in past societies (scales) and how we learn about who was actively engaged in interaction and how and why they were (modes). The papers provide a broad chronological, spatial and material range but, taken together, they critically address many of the ways that scales and modes of interaction are considered in archaeological discourse. Ultimately, the intention is to foreground material culture analysis in the development of the arguments presented within this volume, informed, but not driven, by theoretical positions.

Odysseys and Oddities

Short Stories

Author: Delta Roundtable

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539792291


Page: 174

View: 7765

These short stories range from mystery to romance, fantasy to literary. The writers have created engaging characters, intriguing tales, and thought provoking images.

Warfare in Bronze Age Society

Author: Christian Horn,Kristian Kristiansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107185564

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5413

The Bronze Age represents the global emergence of a militarized society with a martial culture that constructed the warrior as a 'Hero' and warfare as 'Heroic'. The book takes a fresh look at warfare and its role in reshaping Bronze Age society from the Mediterranean to northern Europe.

Odysseys and Oddities

A "tarpaulin Muster" of Seagoing Facts and Whimsicalities by a Man who Has Tasted Adventure and Swallowed Romance

Author: Frank Hubert Shaw

Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston


Category: Seafaring life

Page: 280

View: 7821


The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

Author: Dennis Ronald MacDonald,Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Dennis R MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300080124

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 5256

In this groundbreaking book, Dennis R. MacDonald offers an entirely new view of the New Testament gospel of Mark. The author of the earliest gospel was not writing history, nor was he merely recording tradition, MacDonald argues. Close reading and careful analysis show that Mark borrowed extensively from the Odyssey and the Iliad and that he wanted his readers to recognise the Homeric antecedents in Mark's story of Jesus. Mark was composing a prose anti-epic, MacDonald says, presenting Jesus as a suffering hero modeled after but far superior to traditional Greek heroes. Much like Odysseus, Mark's Jesus sails the seas with uncomprehending companions, encounters preternatural opponents, and suffers many things before confronting rivals who have made his house a den of thieves. In his death and burial, Jesus emulates Hector, although unlike Hector Jesus leaves his tomb empty. Mark's minor characters, too, recall Homeric predecessors: Bartimaeus emulates Tiresias; Joseph of Arimathea, Priam; and the women at the tomb, Helen, Hecuba, and Andromache. And, entire episodes in Mark mirror Homeric episodes, including stilling the sea, walking on water, feeding the multitudes, the Triumphal E

Space Oddities

Difference and Identity in the American City

Author: Stefan L. Brandt,Michael Fushs

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643507976

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7572

Space Oddities: Difference and Identity in the American City approaches a space (and place) central to the American imagination - the city. In particular, this volume discusses the paradoxes of American cities and American urban life. In this way, Space Oddities critically engages with the paradoxes of the American identity, embodied by cultural practices in, and cultural representations of, urban life in the United States. Stefan L. Brandt is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Graz in Austria. Michael Fuchs is an assistant professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Graz in Austria.

Oddities of history

and strange stories, for all classes of readers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 90

View: 5218


Homer: The Odyssey

Author: Jasper Griffin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539784

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

View: 6056

This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.

People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

Author: Agathe Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317694627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

View: 7375

Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ‘guest-friendship’ and ‘testing’ are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ‘omens’ and the ‘homecomings of the Achaeans’, into the dramatic construction of the whole epic is also examined. In Part II, the main characters of the Odyssey are described: the Suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus and Penelope. So too are Theoclymenus and Laertes, whom traditional criticism has maligned or disregarded. The analysis of the characters tries to illumine features which are challenging for the contemporary reader. In the conclusion, the ‘plan’ of the Odyssey is reconstructed. The author argues that it would probably have been performed over the course of three days: two sessions each day, with each recitation maintaining its own artistic unity.

"Reading" Greek Death

To the End of the Classical Period

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198150695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

View: 6373

The author sheds new light on aspects of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece from the Minoan and Mycenean period to the end of the classical age. She draws on different types of evidence - from literary texts to burial customs, inscriptions, and images inart - to explore the fragmentary and problematic evidence for the reconstruction of attitudes towards, and the beliefs and practices pertaining to death and the afterlife.The book is also a sophisticated critique of the methodologies appropriate for interpreting the evidence for ancient beliefs. Insights from athropology and other disciplines help to inform the reconstruction of these beliefs and to minimize the intrustion of culturally determined assumptions whichreflect modern thinking rather than ancient realities.

Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism

Author: Jelena Krostovic,Zoran Minderovic

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810393004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

View: 4119

Presents literary criticism on the works of classical and medieval philosophers, poets, playwrights, political leaders, scientists, mathematicians, and writers from other genres. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472532481

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5151

Homer's epic tale of Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War, now available in the Bloomsbury Revelations series in Martin Hammond's authoritative translation.

Homer's Odyssey

A Companion to the English Translation of Richmond Lattimore

Author: P. Peter V. Jones

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 235

View: 9472

A commentary with an introduction that describes the features of oral poetry and discusses the history of the text of the Odyssey. Jones provides a line-by-line commentary that explains the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the Odyssey. His notes also enhance an appreciation of the Odyssey by illuminating epic style, Homer’s methods of composition, his characterization, and the structure of the work.

Adventures of a Suburban Mystic

A True Story of Spiritual Transformation and Supernatural Encounters

Author: Lyn Halper

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552125319

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 279

View: 7762

Nothing ever happens in the suburbs, right? Guess again!

The Complete Euripides

Volume I: Trojan Women and Other Plays

Author: Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831165

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 2252

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, with Greek line numbers and a single combined glossary added for easy reference. This volume collects Euripides' Andromache, a play that challenges the concept of tragic character and transforms expectations of tragic structure; Hecuba, a powerful story of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character; Trojan Women, a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty; and Rhesos, the story of a futile quest for knowledge.

The Stranger's Welcome

Oral Theory and the Aesthetics of the Homeric Hospitality Scene

Author: Steve Reece

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472103867

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 6014

Examination of the tension between oral composition and poetic creativity

The return of Odysseus

a drama in three acts

Author: Stanisław Wyspiański,Howard W. Clarke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Odysseus (Greek mythology)

Page: 74

View: 918


The Library of Entertainment

A Thousand Hours of Enjoyment with the World's Great Writers

Author: John Chilton Scammell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 1027