Homer's Odyssey: A Companion to the Translation of Richmond Lattimore

Homer's Odyssey: A Companion to the Translation of Richmond Lattimore

by Peter V. Jones
     
 

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A commentary with an introduction that describes the features of oral poetry and discusses the history of the text of the Odyssey.

Jones provides a line-by-line commentary that explains the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the

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A commentary with an introduction that describes the features of oral poetry and discusses the history of the text of the Odyssey.

Jones provides a line-by-line commentary that explains the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the Odyssey. His notes also enhance an appreciation of the Odyssey by illuminating epic style, Homer’s methods of composition, his characterization, and the structure of the work.

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A commentary on the Lattimore translation concentrating on literary, historical, archeological, and geographic problems. For those who are new to Homer. Paperback edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809315468
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Peter V. Jones is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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