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dc.contributor.advisorFoley, John Mileseng
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Andrew E.eng
dc.coverage.spatialGreeceeng
dc.coverage.temporalTo 146 B.Ceng
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.date.submitted2007 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on March 24, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2007.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] In this research project I outline a consistent methodology for assessing characterization in the oral-derived Homeric epics and I apply this methodology to Agamemnon. My methodology involves reading one instant of character portrayal through the lens of the greater tradition. Through careful study of the implications of the traditional phraseology of Homer and a close consideration of all of Agamemnon's appearances, I suggest that there was a world of stories known to the Homeric poets and their audiences that affected the characterization of Agamemnon (and the audiences' reception of his portrayal), including the cursed history of the House of Atreus and his sorry Return. The unfavorable portrayal of Agamemnon in Homer - he is impetuous, thoughtless, arrogant, and inept - is a consequence of Agamemnon's participation in these tales. Their immanent presence as background for any particular narrative moment should also inform our reading of Agamemnon as a traditional character and help us to hear Homer's poetry more as ancient audiences heard it.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb66673239eng
dc.identifier.oclc316878199eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5960eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5960
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri--Columbia.eng
dc.subject.lcshHomereng
dc.subject.lcshAgamemnon (Greek mythology) in literatureeng
dc.subject.lcshGreece -- Civilizationeng
dc.titleAgamemnon in Homer : reading character through traditioneng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineClassical studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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