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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.
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Powell, Barry B.
Homer.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004
(DLC) 2003001873
(OCoLC)51613845
Named Person: Homer; Achilles, (Mythological character)) in literature.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barry B Powell
ISBN: 1405156139 9781405156134
OCLC Number: 67994596
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 176 pages).
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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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.

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