Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey.pdf

Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey

Sheila Murnaghan

Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey reveals the significance of the Odysseys plot, in particular the many scenes of recognition that make up the heros homecoming and dramatize the cardinal values of Homeric society, an aristocratic culture organized around recognition in the broader senses of honor, privilege, status, and fame. Odysseus identity is seen to be rooted in his family relations, geographical origins, control of property, participation in the social institutions of hospitality and marriage, past actions, and ongoing reputation. At the same time, Odysseus dependence on the acknowledgement of others ensures attention to multiple viewpoints, which makes the Odyssey more than a simple celebration of one mans preeminence and accounts in part for the poems vigorous afterlife. The theme of disguise, which relies on plausible lies, highlights the nature of belief and the power of falsehood and creates the mixture of realism and fantasy that gives the Odyssey its distinctive texture. The book contains a pioneering analysis of the role of Penelope and the questions of female agency and human limitation raised by the critical debate about when exactly she recognizes that Odysseus has come home.

Disguise and recognition in the Odyssey by Sheila Murnaghan, 1987, Princeton University Press edition, in English Disguise and Recognition in the Odyssey (Greek …

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