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Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature

Author: Lawrence Young Kim
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Did Homer tell the 'truth' about the Trojan War? If so, how much, and if not, why not? The issue was hardly academic to the Greeks living under the Roman Empire, given the centrality of both Homer, the father of Greek culture, and the Trojan War, the event that inaugurated Greek history, to conceptions of Imperial Hellenism. This book examines four Greek texts of the Imperial period that address the topic -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Homer; Homer.; Homerus; Homer.; Homer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Young Kim
ISBN: 9780521194495 0521194490
OCLC Number: 502037217
Description: xi, 246 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Imperial Homer, history, and fiction --
Homer, poet and historian: Herodotus and Thucydides --
Homer, the ideal geographer : Strabo's Geography --
Homer the liar: Dio Chrysostom's Trojan Oration --
Homer on the island. Lucian's True Stories --
Ghosts at Troy: Philostratus' Heroicus --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Greek culture in the Roman world.
Responsibility: by Lawrence Kim.
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Examines four texts of the Imperial period in order to elucidate how each author formulates very different conceptions of Homer.  Read more...

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