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Homer's secret odyssey

Author: Florence Wood; Kenneth Wood
Publisher: Stroud : History Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title reveals that at a time when the Greeks did not have a written script, Homer concealed an astonishing range of learning about calendar making and cycles of the sun, moon and planet Venus in the 'Odyssey', his epic on the fall of Troy and the adventures of the warrior king Odysseus.
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Named Person: Homer; Homer.; Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Florence Wood; Kenneth Wood
ISBN: 9780752460413 0752460412
OCLC Number: 701021446
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancient epics and long-lost secrets --
Homer : a man for all ages --
Odysseus and the moon --
Elements of time and a 19-year odyssey --
Homer's wizardry with numbers --
Odysseus freed to return home --
Troy to the land of the Lotus Eaters --
Goat Island and Polyphemus --
King of the winds to Circe's island --
Hades and the ghosts --
Sirens to Calypso's island --
Odysseus : the invisible hero --
Odysseus : triumphant --
Cycles within cycles : Penelope, Helen and heroes --
Ancient learning and the dawn of a new world.
Responsibility: Florence & Kenneth Wood.

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