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The Resource Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden

Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden

Label
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East
Title
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Louden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Odyssey's larger plot is composed of a number of distinct genres of myth, all of which are extant in various Near Eastern cultures (Mesopotamian, West Semitic, Egyptian). Unexpectedly, the Near Eastern culture with which the Odyssey has the most parallels is the Old Testament. Consideration of how much of the Odyssey focuses on non-heroic episodes - hosts receiving guests, a king disguised as a beggar, recognition scenes between long-separated family members - reaffirms the Odyssey's parallels with the Bible. In particular the book argues that the Odyssey is in a dialogic relationship with Genesis, which features the same three types of myth that comprise the majority of the Odyssey: theoxeny, romance (Joseph in Egypt), and Argonautic myth (Jacob winning Rachel from Laban). The Odyssey also offers intriguing parallels to the Book of Jonah, and Odysseus' treatment by the suitors offers close parallels to the Gospels' depiction of Christ in Jerusalem"--
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1954-
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Louden, Bruce
Dewey number
883/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4167
LC item number
.L67 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Homer
  • Mythology in literature
  • Greek literature
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Mythology, Middle Eastern
  • Homerus
  • Homer; Odysseia
  • Homerus
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Extra-canonical parallels
  • Greek literature
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Mythology in literature
  • Mythology, Middle Eastern
  • Mythos
  • Altes Testament
  • Griechische Literatur
  • Griechische Literatur
  • Myter i litteraturen
  • Grekisk mytologi
Label
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Divine councils and apocalyptic myth; 2. Theoxeny: Odyssey 1, 3, 13-22, and Genesis 18-19; 3. Romance: the Odyssey and the myth of Joseph (Genesis 37, 39-47); 4. Helen and Rahab (Joshua 2), Menelaus and Jacob (Genesis 32:22-32); 5. Ogygia and creation myth, Kalypso and Ishtar; 6. Argonautic myth: Odysseus and Nausikaa/Circe, Jason and Medea, Jacob and Rachel (Odyssey 6-8, 10-12, 13.1-187, Genesis 28-33); 7. Odysseus and Jonah: sea-monsters and the fantastic voyage; 8. The combat myth: Polyphemos and Humbaba; 9. Catabasis, consultation, and the vision: Odyssey 11, 1 Samuel 28, Gilgamesh 12, Aeneid 6, and the Book of Revelation; 10. Odyssey 12 and Exodus 32: Odysseus and Moses, the people defy their leader and rebel against God; 11. The suitors and the depiction of impious men in wisdom literature; 12. Odysseus and Jesus: the King returns, unrecognized and abused in his own Kingdom; 13. Contained apocalypse: Odyssey 12, 13, 22 and 24, Exodus 32 (and Genesis 18-19); Conclusion
Control code
702116347
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (356 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511928208
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)702116347
Label
Homer's Odyssey and the Near East, Bruce Louden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-344) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Divine councils and apocalyptic myth; 2. Theoxeny: Odyssey 1, 3, 13-22, and Genesis 18-19; 3. Romance: the Odyssey and the myth of Joseph (Genesis 37, 39-47); 4. Helen and Rahab (Joshua 2), Menelaus and Jacob (Genesis 32:22-32); 5. Ogygia and creation myth, Kalypso and Ishtar; 6. Argonautic myth: Odysseus and Nausikaa/Circe, Jason and Medea, Jacob and Rachel (Odyssey 6-8, 10-12, 13.1-187, Genesis 28-33); 7. Odysseus and Jonah: sea-monsters and the fantastic voyage; 8. The combat myth: Polyphemos and Humbaba; 9. Catabasis, consultation, and the vision: Odyssey 11, 1 Samuel 28, Gilgamesh 12, Aeneid 6, and the Book of Revelation; 10. Odyssey 12 and Exodus 32: Odysseus and Moses, the people defy their leader and rebel against God; 11. The suitors and the depiction of impious men in wisdom literature; 12. Odysseus and Jesus: the King returns, unrecognized and abused in his own Kingdom; 13. Contained apocalypse: Odyssey 12, 13, 22 and 24, Exodus 32 (and Genesis 18-19); Conclusion
Control code
702116347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (356 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511928208
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)702116347

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