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Challenges to the power of Zeus in early Greek poetry [electronic resource] / Noriko Yasumura.

Author/Creator:
Yasumura, Noriko, author
Publication:
London : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xi, 223 pages)
Series:
Classical Studies & Archaeology 2013
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Subjects:
Greek poetry -- History and criticism.
Zeus (Greek diety).
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Mythology, Classical.
System Details:
Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"In the earliest extant works of Greek literature, Zeus reigns supreme in the Olympian hierarchy. However, scattered and scanty though they may be, there are allusions to threats of rebellion which challenge Zeus' supremacy. This book examines these passages, drawn from Homer, Hesiod and the "Homeric Hymns", to offer some new interpretations. While focusing on the theme of cosmic/divine strife, it becomes clear that hints of lost legends underlie these texts. Tracing their hidden logic helps to improve our understanding of early Greek poetry."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Notes:
First published in 2011 by Bristol Classical Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Academic. Reprinted by Bloomsbury Academic 2013.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2014 dcunns
ISBN:
9781472555625 (online)
9780715636787 (hardback)
9781472504470 (paperback)
9781472519689 (electronic book)
9781472519672 (PDF)
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Restricted for use by site license.