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- DescriptionIn Exile and the Poetics of Loss in Greek Tradition, Nancy Sultan examines the theme of heroic exile and return in Greek poetic tradition from the Archaic epic of Homer to modern Greek folk poetry and song. Sultan studies issues of how husbands and wives survive separation and communicate the painful experience of loss. Focusing on the role women play as obstacles and facilitators during the hero's exile and return, Sultan argues that the hero's reputation, his glory, that which he earns through suffering in exile, is managed by women-especially his wife and mother. Without their emotional support, the hero's glory is compromised. This invative and interdisciplinary book will be of interest to classicists, anthropologists, and scholars of literature and women's studies.
- Author BiographyNancy Sultan is associate professor of humanities and classical studies at Illinois Wesleyan University.
- Author(s)Nancy Sultan
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield
- Date of Publication01/04/1999
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleGreek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight222 g
- Width150 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine10 mm
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