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Allegories of the Odyssey

Allegories of the Odyssey
(Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library; 56)

  • ISBN: 9780674238374
  • Editorial: Harvard University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Cambridge (MA). Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Colección: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 23 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 347
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were central to the educational system of Byzantium, yet the religion and culture of the Homeric epics-even the ancient Greek language itself-had become almost unrecognizable to Byzantine Greek readers coming to the texts nearly two millennia later. The scholar, poet, and teacher John Tzetzes (ca. 1110-1180) joined the extensive tradition of interpreting Homer by producing his Allegories of the Iliad, dedicated to the foreign-born empress Eirene. Tzetzes later composed the Allegories of the Odyssey, a more advanced verse commentary, to explain Odysseus's journey and the pagan gods and marvels he encountered. Through historical allegory, the gods become ancient kings deified by the pagan poet; through astrological interpretation, they become planets whose positions and movements affect human life; through moral allegory Athena represents wisdom, Aphrodite desire. This edition presents the first translation of the Allegories of the Odyssey into any language.

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