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Reading the Odyssey:
Selected Interpretive Essays
Edited and introduced by Seth L. Schein

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction3
Land and Sacrifice in the Odyssey: A Study of Religious and Mythical Meanings33
Death with Two Faces55
The Adventures in the Odyssey63
Penelope and the Suitors133
Dread Goddess Revisited141
Penelope's Perspective: Character from Plot163
The Refusal of Odysseus185
The Song of the Sirens191
Kleos and Its Ironies in the Odyssey201
Composition by Theme and the Metis of the Odyssey223
Bibliography239
Contributors253
Index of Passages Discussed and Cited257
General Index271

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