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Rediscovering Homer : inside the origins of the epic

Author: Andrew Dalby
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the traditional stories of the poet, Homer; and discusses the gender and social issues found in the "Iliad" and "Odyssey," the origin of both epics, and the assumption that the author may have been female.
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Named Person: Homer; Homer.; Homer.; Homère; Homère.; Homère.; Homer; Homerus; Homerus; Homerus; Herwerd von Forchenbrunn; Homerus.; Homerus.; Homer.; Homer.; Homer.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Dalby
ISBN: 0393057887 9780393057881 9780393330199 0393330192
OCLC Number: 62895825
Description: xxvii, 266 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1: The poems --
Oral poetry in early Greece --
The Iliad and history --
The Odyssey and society --
2: The making of the Iliad --
From Iliad to Odyssey --
Identifying the poet --
3: From oral epic to written classic --
The rediscovery of orality --
Reading the Iliad and the Odyssey afresh.
Responsibility: Andrew Dalby.
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Delves into the world that first heard the "Odyssey" and the "Iliad", and asks new questions about the poet Homer. This book follows the growth of the legend of Troy from its kernel of historical  Read more...

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