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ISBN-10: 0521338409

ISBN-13: 9780521338400

Edition: 1994

Authors: Homer, A. F. Garvie, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter

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This is the first self-contained edition of Odyssey Books VI-VIII which together form a popular introduction to Homer for students of Greek, containing as they do the account of Odysseus visit to the Phaeacians and including such famous episodes as Odysseus meeting with Nausicaa, and the singing of the minstrel Demodocus. While not neglecting matters of language and formulaic composition, the Commentary aims especially to provide guidance on questions of literary and narrative technique and poetic artistry. The Introduction deals with the problem of Homeric composition in general, and with the place of the Phaeacian books in the poem as a whole. There are brief section on Homeric metre and…    
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List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/8/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 4.88" wide x 7.99" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts…    

A.F. Garvie is Emeritus Professor of Greek at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of 'Aeschylus 'Supplices': play and trilogy' (1969); of editions of Aeschylus 'Choephori' (1986); Homer 'Odyssey VI-VIII' (1994); and Sophocles 'Ajax' (1998), and of 'The Plays of Sophocles' in this series.

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

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