The Odyssey in Athens

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-21
  • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

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In this systematic and scathing attack on the dominant contemporary version of liberalism, John Kekes challenges political assumptions shared by the majority of people in Western societies. Egalitarianism, as it's widely known, holds that a government oug

Table of Contents

Foreword by Gregory Nagy ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(14)
1 Dialectics of Enlightenment 15(34)
2 The World of Poseidon 49(44)
3 In the Cave of the Encloser 93(18)
4 Cattle of the Sun 111(17)
5 Homer and Athens 128(43)
Appendix 1: Homer and the Analysts 171(10)
Appendix 2: Poseidon and Athene in Myth and Cult 181(14)
Bibliography 195(14)
Index of Homeric Passages 209(4)
General Index 213

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