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By Irene J. F. de Jong

while conventional commentaries are usually finished and micro-textual, this narratological remark, first released in 2001, specializes in one point of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and can pay lavish cognizance to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing at the ideas of contemporary narratology in addition to the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the function of narrator and narratees, equipment of characterization and outline, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. complete cognizance is usually given to the constitution, characterizing functionality, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly current speeches. eventually, the varied subject matters and motifs, which so subtly give a contribution to the harmony of this lengthy textual content, are traced and evaluated. even if Homer's really good narrative artwork has consistently been trendy, this statement goals to put naked the concepts answerable for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical phrases defined in a glossary.

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