Space in Ancient Greek Literature

Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, Volume Three


This is the third volume in the series Studies in Ancient Greek narrative. It deals with the narratological category of space: how is space, including objects which function as 'props', presented in Greek narrative texts and what are its functions (thematic, symbolic, psychologising, or characterising)?How are longer descriptions organised and integrated into the story? Long deemed a mere ancilla narrationis, especially in narratives which precede the age of the realist novel, space turns out to play an important and multifaceted role in Greek literature.
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Irene J.F. de Jong is professor of Ancient Greek at the University of Amsterdam. She has published widely on ancient Greek narrative, especially Homer, the Homeric Hymns, Herodotus, lyric, and drama. Publications include A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey (2001) and Homer Iliad 22: a Commentary (2012).
All those interested in ancient Greek literature, narrative theory, literary history, comparative literature.
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