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Homer: The Poetry of the Past

Homer: The Poetry of the Past

by Andrew Laughlin Ford
     
 

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Ford here addresses the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for, focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing.

"Ford's Homer is an ingenious and subtle inquiry into ancient poetics, innovative in conception, informed but not burdened by

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Ford here addresses the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for, focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing.

"Ford's Homer is an ingenious and subtle inquiry into ancient poetics, innovative in conception, informed but not burdened by exhaustive scholarship, and executed in an accessible and elegant style. It is a mini-masterpiece that both the scholar and the informed general reader will devour with pleasure and profit."—Choice

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Ford (classics, Princeton U.) addresses the perennial questions of what poetry is, how it came to be, and what it is for. Focusing on the critical moment in Western literature when the heroic tales of the Greek oral tradition began to be preserved in writing, he examines these questions in the light of Homeric poetry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801482373
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
08/12/1994
Series:
10/17/2008
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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