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Author Dougherty, Carol.

Title The raft of Odysseus : the ethnographic imagination of Homer's Odyssey / Carol Dougherty.

Imprint Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 243 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index.
Contents Introduction: the ethnographic imagination of Homer's Odyssey -- Ships and song -- Poetic profit -- Travel and song -- A brave new world -- Phaeacians and Phoenicians: overseas trade -- Phaeacians and Cyclopes: overseas settlement -- Phaeacians and Euboeans: Greeks overseas -- Odysseus returned and Ithaca re-founded -- Conclusion: from raft to bed.
Summary The Raft of Odysseus looks at the fascinating intersection of traditional myth with an enthnographically-viewed Homeric world. Carol Dougherty argues that the resourcefulness of Odysseus as an adventurer on perilous seas served as an example to Homer's society which also had to adjust in inventive ways to turbulent conditions. The fantastic adventures of Odysseus act as a prism for the experiences of Homer's own listeners--traders, seafarers, storytellers, soldiers--and give us a glimpse into their own world of hopes and fears, 500 years after the Iliadic events were supposed to have happened.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Homer. Odyssey.
Homer -- Knowledge -- Ethnology.
Homer -- Knowledge -- Geography.
Homère. Odyssée.
Homère -- Et l'ethnologie.
Homère -- Et la géographie.
Trojan War.
Odyssey (Homer)
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature.
Trojan War -- Literature and the war.
Geography, Ancient, in literature.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Ocean travel in literature.
Ethnology in literature.
Commerce in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Dougherty, Carol. Raft of Odysseus. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 0195130367 9780195130362 (DLC) 00039207 (OCoLC)43859567
ISBN 9780195351453 (electronic bk.)
0195351452 (electronic bk.)
0195130367 (Cloth)