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Rethinking the Homeric Polis

Cop Shows and Homer, or, An Introduction to a Re-Thought Homeric Polis I begin with the commonplace that every story is selective in what it tells, and reliant upon the preconceptions of its target audience. A police procedural drama, for instance, will often feature scenes set at the police station, which might include a large room filled with desks where the detectives sit, a holding cell for criminal suspects, interview… Read more

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