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Hellenic Studies Series 98

Blemished Kings

Suitors in the Odyssey, Blame Poetics, and Irish Satire

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$19.95 • £17.95 • €18.95

ISBN 9780674278486

Publication Date: 02/07/2023


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  • Introduction
  • 1. Greek and Irish Framework
    • 1.1. Ancient Scholarship: Aristotle on Blame Poetry and the Margites
    • 1.2. The View from Pindar: Reproachful Language
    • 1.3. The View from Archilochus: Suitors, Iambic Poetry, and Irish Satire
  • 2. The Bold, the Satirist, and the Nēpios
    • 2.1. Thersites, Suitors, and the Language of Reproach
    • 2.2. Suitors, Makers of Satire
    • 2.3. Telemachus Nēpios, or “Sometimes I Feel Like a Fatherless Child”
  • 3. The Suit
    • 3.1. Wooing and Contesting: The Institution of Courtship
    • 3.2. Wrongful Wooing
  • 4. Blame and Blemish
    • 4.1. Mōmon Anapsai: Internal Evidence
    • 4.2. Mōmos and Mōlōps: Satirical Poets and Blemished Kings, the Greek Evidence
    • 4.3. Mōmos and Mōmeuo: Begrudging and Gluttony
    • 4.4. Pharmakos: Scapegoats and Sacrifice
    • 4.5. Mōmos and Aitia: Origin of Trouble
    • 4.6. Mōmeuein and Nemesis: The Talk of the People
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography

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