Homer

ISBN-10: 1405153253
ISBN-13: 9781405153256
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Barry B. Powell
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Description: This concise book is a complete and contemporary introduction to Homer and his two master-works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. It explains the "Homeric Question," illuminating its current status, and critiques the literary qualities of the Iliad and  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

This concise book is a complete and contemporary introduction to Homer and his two master-works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. It explains the "Homeric Question," illuminating its current status, and critiques the literary qualities of the Iliad and the Odyssey, analyzing and contrasting their plotting, narrative technique, and characterization. Provides historical background and literary readings of The Iliad and The Odyssey New to the second edition: a section on Homer's reception in ancient Greece; a chapter on Homer and archaeology; additional maps; an updated bibliography; a glossary of key terms; and information on the oral composition of the poems Text is updated throughout Assumes no prior knowledge of Greek

Chronological Chart
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction
Background
The Philologist 's Homer
The Historian 's Homer
The Reader 's Homer
The Poems
The Iliad
The Odyssey
Conclusion and Summary: Homer's Complementary Poems
Reception
Homer and The Philosophers
Homer and The Poets
Notes
Appendix: For Further Reading
Index

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