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. I try to show this by looking at the behaviour of the “great mothers” of the Homeric poems, Penelope, Hecuba and Anticleia.
Penelope e le altre: le madri in Omero / G. Zanetto. - In: PAIDEIA. - ISSN 0030-9435. - 75(2020), pp. 209-219.
|Titolo:||Penelope e le altre: le madri in Omero|
|Parole Chiave:||Homer; Homeric Society; Motherhood in the Homeric Poetry;|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-FIL-LET/02 - Lingua e Letteratura Greca|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1400/280295|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|