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The birds in the Iliad. Identities, interactions and functions


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Title: The birds in the Iliad. Identities, interactions and functions
Authors: Johansson, Karin
Issue Date: 4-Jan-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Historical Studies ; Institutionen för historiska studier
Date of Defence: 2012-01-28
Disputation: Lördagen den 28 januari 2012, kl. 10.00, Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten, Renströmsgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: GOTHENBURG STUDIES IN HISTORY
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Keywords: ancient ornithology, birds, bird symbolism, divination, double motivation, divine intervention, Homer's Iliad, identity, messenger, metaphorical utterances, oral tradition, parallelism, semiotics, species interactions, transformation, transmitter, Trojan war
Abstract: As the topic of this study embraces and entwines what is routinely divided into two separate categories, “nature” and “culture”, the birds in the Iliad challenge modern scientific division and in some ways, our thinking. They are simultaneously birds, signs and symbols. The investigation aims at determining the various species of the birds in the Iliad as far as this is possible with the help of ornithological methods and tries through semiotics and hermeneutics to ascertain the symbolic ... more
ISBN: 978-91-7346-712-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28033
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för historiska studier
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Gothenburg Studies in History

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