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Title:

Wierność i władza, czyli polityka według Penelopy

Alternative title:

Fidelity and authority – politics by Penelope

Creator:

Ceglarska, Anna

Subject and Keywords:

Penelope   courtship   authority   power   politics

Abstract:

So far portrayed above all as a faithful wife of Odysseus, Penelope is a much more complicated character. In fact, her status on Ithaca remains unclear and modern researchers are increasingly inclined to see her as a symbol of a woman who wants to overthrow patriarchal government. This article tries to answer the question of who actually Penelope was and what role did she play during the twenty years of Odysseus’ wanderings. For this purpose, after preliminary discussion on the issue of governance at Ithaca, the evaluation of her relations with other residents of the island was conducted – not only the people, but also Telemachus and, above all, the suitors. For Penelope plays different roles – she is the queen, the mother, the symbol Odysseus’ authority, for some still married, for others a widow. At the same time she remains the most valued and respected person in Ithaca. Due to the analysis of ‘Odyssey’ undertaken in this article and the interpretation of the individual heroes’ behavior, I hope to show on what grounds relied Penelope’s power and whether in fact it can be concluded that she was ruling in the absence of her husband

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego   Wydawnictwo Beta-Druk

Contributor:

Uniwersytet Wrocławski. Pracownia Badań Praw Orientalnych

Date:

2015

Date issued:

2007-

Date copyrighted:

2015

Format:

application/pdf

Identifier:

ISBN 978-83-65158-04-8  
ISSN 2080-332X

Language:

pol   eng

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The use of this material is allowed only with accordance of applicable rules of fair use or other exceptions provided by law, and any broader use requires the permission of the authorized entity

License:

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Rights holder:

Copyright by Pracownia Badań Praw Orientalnych, Katedra Doktryn Politycznych i Prawnych Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego & Authors   Copyright by KNDPiP, KNOTE, Katedra Doktryn Politycznych i Prawnych WPAiE UWr & Authors

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