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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France$
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Marc Bizer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731565

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.001.0001

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Trojan/French Chaos

Trojan/French Chaos

Garnier’s La Troade, Homer, and Raison d’État

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(p.181) 6 Trojan/French Chaos
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Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France
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Marc Bizer

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0006

Like Jean de Sponde’s commentary, Robert Garnier’s La Troade is revealing of changing currents in the political thought of its time: through its portrayal of the character Odysseus, the play both demonstrates and deplores the transformation of royal prudence into an impersonal political force, the raison d’État.

Keywords:   Homer, humanism, Odysseus, Robert Garnier, religious tolerance France, reformation France, Seneca, Euripides, Troy, sixteenth-century French tragedy

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