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Transformations of Circe: The History of an Enchantress

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Beginning with a detailed study of Homer's balance of negative and positive elements in the Circe-Odysseus myth, Judith Yarnall employs text and illustrations to demonstrate how Homer's Circe is connected with age-old traditions of goddess worship. She then examines how the image of a one-sided "witch," who first appeared in the commentary of Homer's allegorical interpreters, proved remarkably persistent, influencing Virgil and Ovid. Yarnall concludes with a discussion of work by Margaret Atwood and Eudora Welty in which ...

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Transformations of Circe: The History of an Enchantress 1994, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252063565

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Transformations of Circe: The History of an Enchantress 1994, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252020636

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