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Homer

Author: Barry B Powell
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Series: Blackwell introductions to the classical world.
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"The earliest and greatest works of Greek literature - the Iliad and the Odyssey - have been attributed since antiquity to the poet Homer. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the poet and his two great epics. Assuming no prior knowledge of Greek, the author supplies all the background information necessary to understand the poems." "The book presents an overview of the "Homeric question," considering the  Read more...
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Named Person: Homer; Homerus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry B Powell
ISBN: 0631233857 9780631233855 0631233865 9780631233862
OCLC Number: 51613845
Description: xvi, 176 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Chronological chart --
Maps --
Introduction --
pt. 1. Background --
1. The philologist's Homer --
2. The historian's Homer --
3. The reader's Homer --
pt. 2. The poems --
4. The iliad --
5. The odyssey --
6. Conclusion and summary --
Notes --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Blackwell introductions to the classical world.
Responsibility: Barry B. Powell.
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Assuming no prior knowledge of Greek, this book supplies all the background information necessary to understand the earliest and greatest works of Greek literature - Homer's great epic poems, "The  Read more...

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