Homer / Edition 2

Homer / Edition 2

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by Barry B. Powell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405153253

ISBN-13: 9781405153256

Pub. Date: 12/26/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This is a good, well-written introduction to Homer and his two great epics the Iliad and the Odyssey , geared towards those who have read both poems in translation but have no prior knowledge of Greek. Barry Powell asks questions that appear basic but are important, such as: What are the Iliad and Odyssey • How do we know that Homer wrote them? What was

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This is a good, well-written introduction to Homer and his two great epics the Iliad and the Odyssey , geared towards those who have read both poems in translation but have no prior knowledge of Greek. Barry Powell asks questions that appear basic but are important, such as: What are the Iliad and Odyssey • How do we know that Homer wrote them? What was Homer saying about Greece and the Greek past? Powell reveals the three guises of Homer as he appeals to philologists, historians and to the general reader and discusses what these different camps draw from Homer's works. Poetric fantasy or real history? With the second part of the book devoted to a 'gallop' through both epics, this book should help you decide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405153256
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series , #6
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chronological Chart.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Introduction.

Part I: Background:.

1. The Philologist’s Homer.

2. The Historian’s Homer.

3. The Reader’s Homer.

Part II. The Poems:.

4. The Iliad.

5. The Odyssey.

6. Conclusion and Summary: Homer's Complementary Poems.

Part III: Reception:.

7. Homer and The Philosophers.

8. Homer and The Poets.

Notes.

Appendix: For Further Reading.

Index

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