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The Resource Queen of the curse : the Odyssey's formulaic interrogation and Arete's determination of Odysseus' identity, by Justin Tyler Arft

Queen of the curse : the Odyssey's formulaic interrogation and Arete's determination of Odysseus' identity, by Justin Tyler Arft

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Queen of the curse : the Odyssey's formulaic interrogation and Arete's determination of Odysseus' identity
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Queen of the curse
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the Odyssey's formulaic interrogation and Arete's determination of Odysseus' identity
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by Justin Tyler Arft
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eng
Summary
This dissertation establishes the compositional authority of Arete, queen of the Phaeacians, in Homers Odyssey by means of an oral poetic analysis of the thematic and formulaic structures in the epic. Aretes fit in the poem has often been viewed as incomplete or awkward; however, by presenting a growing body of evidence concerning her thematic relevance to the Odyssey, in addition to revealing new observations about her formulaic interrogation of Odysseus at Od. 7.238, this study proves that Arete is tied deeply to the central compositional structures of the epic, and her recognition and acceptance of Odysseus as a guest among the Phaeacians is pivotal to his nostos, the primary goal of the epic. Most relevant to Aretes compositional role is the intratextual resonance of the formulaic interrogation [Greek characters for "tis pothen eis andron . . . , "], a formula that metonymically comes to mean 2which Odysseus are you?3 and is used to trigger a set of narrative events that lead to critical, nostos-determining moments of performance and recognition in the epic. This study ultimately calls for a new understanding of Homeric formularity and reexamines the metapoetics of memorialization through a close study of Arete and her role in the epic. Although the queen and her people are prophetically tied to Poseidons destructive wrath, Aretes role in forwarding Odysseus nostos affords her a place of high honor in the Odysseys performance as we now have it
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MUU
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Arft, Justin Tyler
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PhD
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Thesis
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2015.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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University of Missouri--Columbia
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Schenker, David J.
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  • Criticism and interpretation
  • Women and literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Authority
  • Nostos (The Greek word)
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Queen of the curse : the Odyssey's formulaic interrogation and Arete's determination of Odysseus' identity, by Justin Tyler Arft
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  • Abstract from short.pdf file
  • "A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Committee chair: David Schenker
  • Includes vita
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-243)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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960815777
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1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)960815777
Label
Queen of the curse : the Odyssey's formulaic interrogation and Arete's determination of Odysseus' identity, by Justin Tyler Arft
Publication
Note
  • Abstract from short.pdf file
  • "A Dissertation Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Committee chair: David Schenker
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-243)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
960815777
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 244 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960815777

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