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Penelope: a study in the manipulation of myth

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Mythological figures play a number of roles in literature: they may, of course, appear in person as developed characters, but they may also contribute more indirectly, as part of the substratum from which rhetorical argument or literary characterisation are constructed, or as a background against which other literary strategies (for example, the rewriting of epic or the appropriation of Greek culture by the Romans) can be marked out. This thesis sets out to examine the way in which the figure...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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HUMS
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Publication date:
1997
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2011-09-07

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