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

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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.
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Odysseys and Oddities

Short Stories

Author: Delta Roundtable

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539792291

Category:

Page: 174

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

Author: Christian Horn,Kristian Kristiansen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107185564

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6892

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.
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Oddity Odyssey

A Journey Through New England's Colorful Past

Author: James Chenoweth

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059516854X

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 888

Take a trip through New England's quirky past. Playfully masquerading as a guided tour through each of New England's six states, Oddity Odyssey is an engaging compendium of lore celebrating the region's unique landscape and history. Author James Chenoweth has gathered the most memorable stories and retells them here in his own dryly-humorous style. There's a legendary oddity at every turn. Visit the burial site of Samuel Jones' leg and ponder the mystery of where the rest of him lies. Where is the "ghost parking lot?" Find out how Sin and Flesh Brook got its name. Why was John Wickes buried headfirst? Which New Hampshire man nearly assassinated President John F. Kennedy? Where is the "bridge that love lost?" How was the clambake invented? Did an apple tree really absorb the body of Roger Williams? Why was John Childs banned from flying in Boston in 1757? Packed to the rafter with tales bizarre and unusual for travelers on the road or in an armchair.
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Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece

Author: Michael Benson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501163957

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release, this is the definitive story of the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, acclaimed today as one of the greatest films ever made, including the inside account of how director Stanley Kubrick and writer Arthur C. Clarke created this cinematic masterpiece. Regarded as a masterpiece today, 2001: A Space Odyssey received mixed reviews on its 1968 release. Despite the success of Dr. Strangelove, director Stanley Kubrick wasn’t yet recognized as a great filmmaker, and 2001 was radically innovative, with little dialogue and no strong central character. Although some leading critics slammed the film as incomprehensible and self-indulgent, the public lined up to see it. 2001’s resounding commercial success launched the genre of big-budget science fiction spectaculars. Such directors as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, and James Cameron have acknowledged its profound influence. Author Michael Benson explains how 2001 was made, telling the story primarily through the two people most responsible for the film, Kubrick and science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke. Benson interviewed Clarke many times, and has also spoken at length with Kubrick’s widow, Christiane; with visual effects supervisor Doug Trumbull; with Dan Richter, who played 2001’s leading man-ape; and many others. A colorful nonfiction narrative packed with memorable characters and remarkable incidents, Space Odyssey provides a 360-degree view of this extraordinary work, tracking the film from Kubrick and Clarke’s first meeting in New York in 1964 through its UK production from 1965-1968, during which some of the most complex sets ever made were merged with visual effects so innovative that they scarcely seem dated today. A concluding chapter examines the film’s legacy as it grew into it current justifiably exalted status.
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Space Odysseys

Spatiality and Social Relations in the 21st Century

Author: Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt,Kirsten Simonsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351898841

Category: Science

Page: 232

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The nature of spatial imaginations has become central to a range of major social and political debates. Narratives on spatial inequality, from the North-South divide in global economic and political visions, to marginalisation and 'ghettoisation' in Western cities, appear regularly in our daily newspapers. Such examples indicate that issues of space/spatiality are as crucial in our current societies as never before. 'Space Odysseys' brings together leading social scientists including John Urry and Derek Gregory to address a number of central issues in spatiality and social relations in the early 21st century. Starting from the presupposition that space is a social dimension and a social construct, it then presents examples of these conceptions of space at work. While the book title's indirect reference to the film '2001: A Space Odyssey' indicates the contributors' interest in questions of voyages and mobility, the plural use shows that the approaches to this conceptual exploration are multiple, reflecting differences in experience, in social context and/or in gender, class and ethnicity. The book is divided into three main sections. The first explores issues of 'mobility, immobility and embodied narratives', the second section deals with 'territoriality, mobility and identity politics and the final section concludes with chapters on 'the spatial production of knowledge'.
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Madman Boogaloo!

Author: Mike Allred,Mike Baron,Bernie Mireault,Steve Rude,Willie Schubert,Paul Mounts,Laura Allred

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781569714041

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 117

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Two of the wackiest crossovers in the tortured history of comics -- Nexus Meets Madman and Madman/The Jam -- are now stuffed kicking and screaming into a single package, bursting at the seams with rampaging robots, giant insects, optical illusions, and... well, the Gloved One. A four-alarm rush-hour pileup masterminded by the freshest creative talents in the industry. Boogaloo, baby!
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The Homeric Epics and the Gospel of Mark

Author: Dennis Ronald MacDonald

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300080124

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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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
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People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

Author: Agathe Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317694627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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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.
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Homer: The Odyssey

Author: Jasper Griffin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539784

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

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

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Author: Janie Jones,Wyatt Jones

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762765739

Category: History

Page: 304

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Natural State has to offer!
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Oddity Odyssey

A Journey Through New England's Colorful Past

Author: James Chenoweth

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059516854X

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 784

Take a trip through New England's quirky past. Playfully masquerading as a guided tour through each of New England's six states, Oddity Odyssey is an engaging compendium of lore celebrating the region's unique landscape and history. Author James Chenoweth has gathered the most memorable stories and retells them here in his own dryly-humorous style. There's a legendary oddity at every turn. Visit the burial site of Samuel Jones' leg and ponder the mystery of where the rest of him lies. Where is the "ghost parking lot?" Find out how Sin and Flesh Brook got its name. Why was John Wickes buried headfirst? Which New Hampshire man nearly assassinated President John F. Kennedy? Where is the "bridge that love lost?" How was the clambake invented? Did an apple tree really absorb the body of Roger Williams? Why was John Childs banned from flying in Boston in 1757? Packed to the rafter with tales bizarre and unusual for travelers on the road or in an armchair.
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Homer's Odyssey

Author: Lillian Eileen Doherty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199233322

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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This volume assembles sixteen authoritative articles on Homer's Odyssey that have appeared over the last thirty years. A wide variety of interpretative strategies are represented, including, in addition to traditional close readings, the approaches of comparative anthropology, narratology, feminism, and audience-oriented criticism. Papers have been selected for their clarity and accessibility, and each is informed by close attention to philological and textual detail. A full glossary and list of abbreviations have been included, and a specially written introduction puts the selections in a wider context by giving an overview of major strands in the interpretation of Homer in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Human Oddities

Stories

Author: Noria Jablonski

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 9781593760847

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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A collection of short works focuses on a central theme of the human body as a landscape, in a volume that relates the experiences of such characters as separated conjoined twins, drag queens, and hospital orderlies. A first collection. Original.
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Odyssey Three

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345358791

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

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Centenarian Heywood Floyd, survivor of two encounters with mysterious monoliths, once again confronts Dave Bowman, an independent HAL, and an unseen alien race
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Odysseys Home

Mapping African-Canadian Literature

Author: George Elliott Clarke

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442655275

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature is a pioneering study of African-Canadian literary creativity, laying the groundwork for future scholarly work in the field. Based on extensive excavations of archives and texts, this challenging passage through twelve essays presents a history of the literature and examines its debt to, and synthesis with, oral cultures. George Elliott Clarke identifies African-Canadian literature's distinguishing characteristics, argues for its relevance to both African Diasporic Black and Canadian Studies, and critiques several of its key creators and texts. Scholarly and sophisticated, the survey cites and interprets the works of several major African-Canadian writers, including André Alexis, Dionne Brand, Austin Clarke, Claire Harris, and M. Nourbese Philip. In so doing, Clarke demonstrates that African-Canadian writers and critics explore the tensions that exist between notions of universalism and black nationalism, liberalism and conservatism. These tensions are revealed in the literature in what Clarke argues to be – paradoxically – uniquely Canadian and proudly apart from a mainstream national identity. Clarke has unearthed vital but previously unconsidered authors, and charted the relationship between African-Canadian literature and that of Africa, African America, and the Caribbean. In addition to the essays, Clarke has assembled a seminal and expansive bibliography of texts – literature and criticism – from both English and French Canada. This important resource will inevitably challenge and change future academic consideration of African-Canadian literature and its place in the international literary map of the African Diaspora.
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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472532481

Category: History

Page: 352

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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.
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Sound, Sense, and Rhythm

Listening to Greek and Latin Poetry

Author: Mark W. Edwards

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691117843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This book concerns the way we read--or rather, imagine we are listening to--ancient Greek and Latin poetry. Through clear and penetrating analysis Mark Edwards shows how an understanding of the effects of word order and meter is vital for appreciating the meaning of classical poetry, composed for listening audiences. The first of four chapters examines Homer's emphasis of certain words by their positioning; a passage from the Iliad is analyzed, and a poem of Tennyson illustrates English parallels. The second considers Homer's techniques of disguising the break in the narrative when changing a scene's location or characters, to maintain his audience's attention. In the third we learn, partly through an English translation matching the rhythm, how Aeschylus chose and adapted meters to arouse listeners' emotions. The final chapter examines how Latin poets, particularly Propertius, infused their language with ambiguities and multiple meanings. An appendix examines the use of classical meters by twentieth-century American and English poets. Based on the author's Martin Classical Lectures at Oberlin College in 1998, this book will enrich the appreciation of classicists and their students for the immense possibilities of the languages they read, translate, and teach. Since the Greek and Latin quotations are translated into English, it will also be welcomed by non-classicists as an aid to understanding the enormous influence of ancient Greek and Latin poetry on modern Western literature.
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