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Homer : a very short introduction

Author: Barbara Graziosi
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Very short introductions, 598.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the most influential works of world literature, yet their author remains a mystery: 'the greatest poet that ever lived' may never have lived at all. Even in the 6th century BCE Homer was a figure of myth, and today the debate continues about who composed these poems, how, and why. Analysing the main literary, historical, cultural, and archaeological issues at the heart of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Homer; Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Graziosi
ISBN: 9780199589944 0199589941
OCLC Number: 1050132474
Description: xviii, 122 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: 1. Looking for Homer --
2. Textual clues --
3. Material clues --
4. The poet in the poems --
5. The wrath of Achilles --
6. A poem about Troy --
7. The tragedy of Hector --
8. The man of many turns --
9. Women and monsters --
10. An infernal journey.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 598.
Responsibility: Barbara Graziosi.

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The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature, inspiring artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers throughout history. Barbara Graziosi introduces  Read more...

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clear, beautifully written, enthusiasm-radiating volume * Times Higher Education * Graziosi's stimulating account of that resonance in such a short, up-to-date and readable book makes this the Read more...

 
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