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Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited
     

Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited

by J. V. Luce, J. Luce
 

ISBN-10: 0300074115

ISBN-13: 9780300074116

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this beautiful book, an eminent authority on Homeric texts takes us on a tour of the mainlocalities in the Iliad and Odyssey. Drawing on photographs of the terrain as well as thetexts themselves, J.V. Luce argues that Homer's descriptions of the ancient landscape, farfrom being poetic fantasies, are accurate in every essential detail. .

Overview

In this beautiful book, an eminent authority on Homeric texts takes us on a tour of the mainlocalities in the Iliad and Odyssey. Drawing on photographs of the terrain as well as thetexts themselves, J.V. Luce argues that Homer's descriptions of the ancient landscape, farfrom being poetic fantasies, are accurate in every essential detail. .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300074116
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
viii(1)
Preface ix
one Landscape and the Bard
1(20)
two The Troad
21(34)
three The Plain of Troy and the Rivers
55(26)
four Troy, Homer, and the Archaeologists
81(30)
five Signposts to the Course of the Fighting
111(54)
six Homeric Ithaca: Geography and Archaeology
165(26)
seven Homeric Ithaca: Narrative and Locality
191(40)
Appendixes 231(4)
1. The Stemma of the Trojan Royal House 231(1)
2. Chronology of Troy 232(3)
Notes 235(14)
General Index 249(7)
Index of Homeric Passages 256

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