Homer / Edition 2

Homer / Edition 2

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by Barry B. Powell
     
 

This concise book is a complete and contemporary introduction to Homer and his two master works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. It explains the “Homeric Question,” illuminating its current status, and critiques the literary qualities of the Iliad and the Odyssey, analyzing and contrasting their plotting, narrative technique, and

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This concise book is a complete and contemporary introduction to Homer and his two master works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. It explains the “Homeric Question,” illuminating its current status, and critiques the literary qualities of the Iliad and the Odyssey, analyzing and contrasting their plotting, narrative technique, and characterization.

Updated throughout, this second edition includes a new section on Homer’s reception in ancient Greece; a new chapter on Homer and archaeology; additional maps; an updated bibliography; a glossary of names and key terms; and new information on the oral composition of the poems.

Assuming no prior knowledge of Greek, the author supplies all the background information necessary to understand the poems, making this an ideal resource for those coming to the field for the first time.

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

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Chronological Chart.

Maps.

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.

Notes.

Further Reading.

Index

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