The Odyssey’s mythological network

Pedro Jeferson Miranda, Murilo da Silva Baptista, Sandro Ely de Souza Pinto

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In this work, we study the mythological network of Odyssey of Homer. We use ordinary statistical quantifiers in order to classify the network as real or fictional. We also introduce an analysis of communities which allows us to see how network properties shall emerge. We found that Odyssey can be classified both as real and fictional network. This statement is supported as far as mythological characters are removed, which results in a network with real properties. The community analysis indicated to us that there is a power-law relationship based on the max degree of each community. These results allow us to conclude that Odyssey might be an amalgam of myth and of historical facts, with communities playing a central role.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0200703
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalPloS ONE
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2018

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  • social networks
  • statistical universitality
  • analysis of communities
  • comparative mythology

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Miranda, P. J., Baptista, M. D. S., & de Souza Pinto, S. E. (2018). The Odyssey’s mythological network. PloS ONE, 13(7), 1-22. [e0200703]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200703

The Odyssey’s mythological network. / Miranda, Pedro Jeferson; Baptista, Murilo da Silva; de Souza Pinto, Sandro Ely.

In: PloS ONE, Vol. 13, No. 7, e0200703, 30.07.2018, p. 1-22.

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Miranda, PJ, Baptista, MDS & de Souza Pinto, SE 2018, 'The Odyssey’s mythological network' PloS ONE, vol. 13, no. 7, e0200703, pp. 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200703
Miranda PJ, Baptista MDS, de Souza Pinto SE. The Odyssey’s mythological network. PloS ONE. 2018 Jul 30;13(7):1-22. e0200703. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200703
Miranda, Pedro Jeferson ; Baptista, Murilo da Silva ; de Souza Pinto, Sandro Ely. / The Odyssey’s mythological network. In: PloS ONE. 2018 ; Vol. 13, No. 7. pp. 1-22.
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