Complex Unity: “Self” and Deliberation in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad

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Title: Complex Unity: “Self” and Deliberation in Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad
Author: Lebowitz, Willy
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Classics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 143933 bytes218210 bytes
Issue Date: 2008
Abstract: My thesis concerns scenes of deliberation in the Homeric epics. The language of psychological motivation that Homer employs is vastly different from our own. The goal of this thesis is to attempt to understand the complex nature of the Homeric "self" (if there is such a thing) and to remove years of philosophical misinterpretations from our analysis of the Homeric corpus.
Subject: Self in literature
Subject: Thought and thinking in literature
Subject: Homer -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Homer. Iliad
Subject: Homer. Odyssey
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