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dc.contributor.advisorCairns, D.L.
dc.contributor.authorLivingston, James Graham
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-14T15:54:28Z
dc.date.available2010-12-14T15:54:28Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/4490
dc.description.abstractThis thesis takes as its starting point the sunbeam simile used of Medea in Apollonius Rhodius’ Argonautica (3.755-60). Chapter One examines the simile in detail, arguing for a textual transposition that establishes it as a piece of psychological imagery in which the formula entha kai entha functions as a spatial metaphor of mental vacillation. Chapter Two surveys the use of the formula in Apollonius and Homer and then discusses two passages from the Odyssey, which, owing to multiple correspondences, are argued to be intertextual literary precedents for the Apollonian scene. Chapter Three then expands the scope from the formula to the rest of the simile, and shows how the chosen excerpt is a paradigm of Apollonian use and innovation of Homer.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.hasversionHermann Fränkel’s 1970 corrected Oxford Classical Text of the Argonauticaen
dc.relation.hasversionTeubner editions of the Homeric poems: Von der Mühll’s 1962 Odysseyen
dc.relation.hasversionWest’s 1998 and 2000 Iliad.en
dc.subjectApolloniusen
dc.subjectmental conflicten
dc.subjectmetaphoren
dc.titleEntha kai entha: spatial metaphors of mental conflicten
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc(R) Master of Science by Researchen


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