Blemished Kings: Suitors in the Odyssey, Blame Poetics, and Irish Satire
In Blemished Kings, Andrea Kouklanakis looks to Irish satire as she interprets the language of the suitors in the Odyssey-their fighting words-as Homeric expressions of reproach and critique against unsuitable kings, and provides evidence for the concept that blame poetry can physically blemish, hence disqualify, rulers.
- Harvard University Press
- 126 pages
- United States
- Classic fiction (pre c 1945)