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From villain to hero : Odysseus in ancient thought, Silvia Montiglio

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From villain to hero : Odysseus in ancient thought
Title
From villain to hero
Title remainder
Odysseus in ancient thought
Statement of responsibility
Silvia Montiglio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Praise for Silvia Montiglio "[A] brilliant and important book. ..."--Journal of Religion, on Silence in the Land of Logos "[A]n invigorating reevaluation of both the ancient symbolic landscape and our preconceptions of it."--American Journal of Philology, on Wandering in Ancient Greek Culture Best known for his adventures during his homeward journey as narrated in Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus remained a major figure and a source of inspiration in later literature, from Greek tragedy to Dante's Inferno to Joyce's Ulysses. Less commonly known, but equally interesting, are Odysseus' "wanderings" in ancient philosophy: Odysseus becomes a model of wisdom for Socrates and his followers, Cynics and Stoics, as well as for later Platonic thinkers. From Villain to Hero: Odysseus in Ancient Thought follows these wanderings in the world of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, retracing the steps that led the cunning hero of Homeric epic and the villain of Attic tragedy to become a paradigm of the wise man. From Villain to Hero explores the reception of Odysseus in philosophy, a subject that so far has been treated only in tangential or limited ways. Diverging from previous studies, Montiglio outlines the philosophers' Odysseus across the spectrum, from the Socratics to the Middle Platonists. By the early centuries CE, Odysseus' credentials as a wise man are firmly established, and the start of Odysseus' rehabilitation by philosophers challenges current perceptions of him as a villain. More than merely a study in ancient philosophy, From Villain to Hero seeks to understand the articulations between philosophical readings of Odysseus and nonphilosophical ones, with an eye to the larger cultural contexts of both. While this book is the work of a classicist, it will also be of interest to students of philosophy, comparative literature, and reception studies
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Cataloging source
CDX
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1960-
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Montiglio, Silvia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Literature
Label
From villain to hero : Odysseus in ancient thought, Silvia Montiglio
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Setting the stage -- "Odysseus was not . . .": Antisthenes' defense of an abused hero -- Plato's Odysseus: a soldier in the soul -- Yearning for excellence: Odysseus in cynic and stoic thought -- King, friend, and flatterer: Odysseus in epicureanism and beyond -- Between contemplation and action -- Epilogue: Odysseus' virtus and thirst for knowledge in the Renaissance
Control code
ocn756279459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472027507
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613282361
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 328236
  • 22573/ctt1d8kb8q
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756279459
Label
From villain to hero : Odysseus in ancient thought, Silvia Montiglio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Setting the stage -- "Odysseus was not . . .": Antisthenes' defense of an abused hero -- Plato's Odysseus: a soldier in the soul -- Yearning for excellence: Odysseus in cynic and stoic thought -- King, friend, and flatterer: Odysseus in epicureanism and beyond -- Between contemplation and action -- Epilogue: Odysseus' virtus and thirst for knowledge in the Renaissance
Control code
ocn756279459
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472027507
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613282361
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 328236
  • 22573/ctt1d8kb8q
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)756279459

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