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dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Silvio
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-11T05:30:26Z
dc.date.available2016-02-11T05:30:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.othercurtis_silvio_201508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/curtis_silvio_201508_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34174
dc.description.abstractThis thesis compares the structure of hospitality scenes in the Homeric poems and Hittite mythological texts. In both traditions, hospitality scenes are type-scenes. That is, they have a conventional, recurring narrative structure and conventional, recurring phraseology. Hittite and Homeric type-scenes share several elements of narrative structure, most notably the prominence of feasts in which visitors and hosts participate together. Other elements are characteristic of Homeric or Hittite hospitality scenes, most notably the conventional Homeric description of the host’s activities, and the two traditions appear independent on the phraseological level. However, the same set of common elements also appears in hospitality scenes from Ugaritic epic, confirming its origin in a shared regional pool of conventions.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHomer
dc.subjectHittite
dc.subjectNear East
dc.subjecthospitality
dc.subjectxenia
dc.subjecttype-scenes
dc.subjectepic
dc.subjectcomparative poetics
dc.subjectoral poetry
dc.subjectOdyssey
dc.subjectIliad
dc.subjectsuccession myth
dc.subjectfood
dc.subjectdrink
dc.titleThe structure of hospitality type-scenes in Homer and Hittite mythology
dc.title.alternativeevidence for an eastern Mediterranean tradition
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentClassics
dc.description.majorClassical Languages
dc.description.advisorJared Klein
dc.description.committeeJared Klein
dc.description.committeeCharles Platter
dc.description.committeeThomas Biggs


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