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The Ulysses theme
a study in the adaptability of a traditional hero
by W.B. Stanford

Published 1954 by B. Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English.

About the Book

This book offers substance to contemporary reflections on manhood by looking at comradeship, heroism, virtue, wandering, trickery, father-son issues, relations between men and a variety of feminine forms, and the intervention of the Gods. The author surveys the range of responses--from Euripides to Kazantzakis--to Ulysses' ambiguous nature, transforming Homeric studies by focusing on literary and psychological analysis.

Table of Contents

Pt. 1. Ulysses as an epic hero. The adaptability of mythical figures
The grandson of Autolycus
The favourite of Athene
Personal relationships
The untypical hero
Developments in the epic cycle
Pt. 2. Ulysses as a figure of controversy. Growing hostility
The stage villain
Ulysses among Alexandrians and Stoics
Virgil's Ulysses
Traditional features in Ovid, Seneca, and Statius
Ulysses and the discrediting of Homer
Pt. 3. Modern variations on the classical themes. The man of policies
The wanderer
The re-integrated hero.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-280) and indexes.


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PN57.O3 S8

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x, 292 p. ;
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