The Essential Homer

The Essential Homer

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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

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A good idea--its utility far outweighs qualms purists have about students not reading every last item in the catalogue of ships. The translation is vigorous and readable. --Andrew Ford, Princeton University

Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer's Iliad and Odyssey under one cover, but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature. For courses in which entire texts cannot be used, this is by far the best choice available today. --Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University

The Essential Homer fills a long-felt need for an edition that offers a sizable selection of the books and passages most likely to be used in undergraduate courses. It's a wonderful help. --Richard P. Martin, Stanford University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205406
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
532
Sales rank:
261,063
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

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