The main point of this paper is that in the Homeric world a mother looks at her motherhood not as a dual relationship between herself and her child but as a wider relationship in which the whole community (the family, the house, the city) is involved. In the view of a Homeric mother her child is not someone that she alone has the right to love, but someone that she must share (so to say) with many other people. To reach this conclusion the paper analyses the behaviour of the great mothers of the Homeric poems, Penelope, Hecuba and Anticleia: Penelope and Hecuba in the Upper World, Anticleia in the Under World.
Always a Mother: Antikleia and her Son / G. Zanetto - In: The Upper and the Under World in Homeric and archaic epic / [a cura di] M. Christopoulos, M. Paϊzi-Apostolopoulou. - Prima edizione. - Ithaca : Centre for Odyssean Studies, 2020. - pp. 199-212 (( Intervento presentato al 13. convegno The Upper and the Under World in Homeric and archaic epic tenutosi a Ithaca nel 2017.
|Titolo:||Always a Mother: Antikleia and her Son|
|Parole Chiave:||Homer; Odyssey; motherhood in the Homeric poems|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-FIL-LET/02 - Lingua e Letteratura Greca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|