Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited

Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited

by J. V. Luce, J. Luce
     
 

In this beautiful and engaging book, an eminent authority on Homeric texts takes us on a tour of the main localities that Homer paints so vividly in his Iliad and Odyssey. Providing numerous photographs of the terrain and quoting liberally from the two epics, J. V. Luce argues convincingly that Homer's descriptions of the ancient landscape, far from being poetic… See more details below

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In this beautiful and engaging book, an eminent authority on Homeric texts takes us on a tour of the main localities that Homer paints so vividly in his Iliad and Odyssey. Providing numerous photographs of the terrain and quoting liberally from the two epics, J. V. Luce argues convincingly that Homer's descriptions of the ancient landscape, far from being poetic fantasies, are accurate in every detail. Luce's book is a significant contribution for specialists and a delightful companion for readers of Homer or visitors to the ancient sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074116
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
1Landscape and the Bard1
2The Troad21
3The Plain of Troy and the Rivers55
4Troy, Homer, and the Archaeologists81
5Signposts to the Course of the Fighting111
6Homeric Ithaca: Geography and Archaeology165
7Homeric Ithaca: Narrative and Locality191
App. 1The Stemma of the Trojan Royal House231
App. 2Chronology of Troy232
Notes235
General Index249
Index of Homeric Passages256

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