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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 will pay lavish recognition to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing at the strategies of recent narratology in addition to the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the position of narrator and narratees, equipment of characterization and outline, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. complete realization can also be given to the constitution, characterizing functionality, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly current speeches. eventually, the various issues and motifs, which so subtly give a contribution to the team spirit of this lengthy textual content, are traced and evaluated. even if Homer's excellent narrative artwork has constantly been well known, this statement goals to put naked the thoughts liable for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical phrases defined in a glossary.

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