Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture


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From the Archaic period to the Greco-Roman age, the figure of the wanderer held great significance in ancient Greece. In the first comprehensive study devoted to this theme, Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture unearths the many meanings attached to this practice over the centuries. Employing a broad range of literary and philosophical texts, Silvia Montiglio demonstrates how wandering has been conceptualized from Homer's Odysseus--the hero "who wandered much"--in the eighth century BCE to pagan sages of the early Roman ...

Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture 2005, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226534978