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Recognizing epiphany: exploring the theme of epiphany in the epics of Homer, Apollonius, and Vergil

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This thesis explores the versatile theme of epiphany in the Iliad, Odyssey, Argonautica, and Aeneid. Chapter 1 sets forth the major scene patterns to be adopted, arguing that an understanding of the traditional narrative elements of epiphany helps to enhance, rather than limit, the reader’s appreciation of these scenes. Part I then considers how these motifs intersect with the themes of agency and recognition in the Homeric poems. Chapter 2 examines three scenes in which ...

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Classical Languages and Literature
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DPhil
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University of Oxford
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