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Author Brann, Eva T. H.

Title Homeric moments : clues to delight in reading the Odyssey and the Iliad / Eva Brann.

Imprint Philadelphia, Penn. : Paul Dry Books, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    883 Homer BRA    Available
Edition 1st Paul Dry Books ed.
Description xiv, 326 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Gods -- Odysseus : his looks and transformations -- Odysseus : his nature -- Heroes -- Odysseus at Troy -- Ajax the silent -- Brief Achilles and enduring Odysseus -- Hephaestus' world : the shield -- Patroclus the friend -- Achilles the unwitting liar -- Hector the holder -- The plan of Zeus -- Achilles as Hades and Achilles in Hades -- Beginnings and endings -- The returns -- The poet of the Odyssey -- Naïveté and insight -- Beauty and craft -- Visibility and visuality -- Simile : the double vision -- Name tags and speaking names -- Telemachus and his telemachy -- Nestor at home -- Helen at Troy and Helen at home -- The stations and sightings of Odysseus' odyssey -- Asleep on the watch -- The poet of the Odyssey -- The fame of men and women -- Odysseus' odyssey I : first through sixth adventure -- Odysseus in Hades : seventh adventure -- The wooers in Hades -- The treasure house of the Greeks -- Odysseus' odyssey II : eighth through tenth adventure -- Calypso who conceals : eleventh adventure -- Phaeacia the artists' colony : twelfth adventure -- The locales and settings of Homer's Odyssey -- The liar's goddess -- The Cretan liar -- Lying tales versus fairy tales -- Telemachus returns -- Odysseus and Telemachus : convergence -- Penelope the kingly queen -- Suitors and servants -- Crisis -- At first sight -- Testing -- Time chasms -- Twice told and thrice dead.
Subject Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Homer. Odyssey.
Homer. Iliad.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature.
Achilles (Greek mythology) in literature.
Trojan War -- Literature and the war.
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