The Wrath of Athena Gods and Men in The Odyssey Greek

The Wrath of Athena Gods and Men in The Odyssey Greek Studies The author once wrote in a letter on the New York Times' editorial page I am not a Straussian but like Leo Strauss I am spending my adult life teaching Plato at the University of ChicagoHow has the ClassicsPolitical Philosophy world failed to get hip to this That the daughter of Leo Strauss has written such a profoundly Platonic analysis of Homer's OdysseyTeachers of Plato's political philosophy would be well served by reviewing this engaging text along with Seth Bernadete's The Bow and the Lyre and Lawrence Lampert's How Philosophy Became Socratic Available in paperback for the first time Jenny Strauss Clay's landmark study of the Odyssey argues that Athena's wrath is central to both the structure and the theme of the epic poem Clay demonstrates that an appreciation of the thematic role of Athena's anger elucidates the poem's complex narrative organization and its conception of the hierarchical relations between gods and men This edition includes a new introduction by the author

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