The World of Odysseus
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The World of Odysseus by M. I. Finley

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Published by Peter Smith Publisher .
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Subjects:

  • Essays & Travelogues,
  • Religion

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9872497M
ISBN 100844662984
ISBN 109780844662985
OCLC/WorldCa233143822

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A summary of Books 1–2 in Homer's The Odyssey. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Odyssey and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey—a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and judybwolfman.com celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes 5/5(2). Gawain is a European and, like Odysseus, who remained true to the earth and returned from the Island of the Sun to his marriage with Penelope, he has accepted, as the commitment of his life, not release from but loyalty to the values of life in this world. Thematically, it uses Odysseus' backstory and struggle as a metaphor for dealing with the aftermath of war (the novel being written immediately after the end of the Second World War). Odysseus is the hero of The Luck of Troy () by Roger Lancelyn Green, whose title refers to the theft of the judybwolfman.comen: Telemachus, Telegonus.

The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey—a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. The World of Odysseus: Second Edition (Penguin History) by M. I. Finley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at judybwolfman.com In the world of Odysseus, one's most treasured possession is his good reputation. One's reputation is determined by how others view him, assessing his character, values, and behavior according to the prevailing social standards and mores. Zeus himself affirms Odysseus' character (). If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once the timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance.4/5(37).