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Homer and the Poetics of Hades - Gazis, George Alexander
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Homer and the Poetics of Hades offers a new and unique approach to the Iliad and, more particularly, the Odyssey through an exploration of the role and function of the Underworld as a poetic resource permitting an alternative perspective on the epic past. By portraying Hades as a realm where vision is not possible, Homer creates a unique poetic environment in which social constraints and divine prohibitions do not apply, resulting in a narrative which emulates that of the Muses but which at the same time is markedly ...

Homer and the Poetics of Hades 2018, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198787266

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