The World of Odysseus

The World of Odysseus

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by M.I. Finley
     
 

The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliantSee more details below

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The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes in his introduction to this new edition, "as indispensable to the professional as it is accessible to the general reader"--a fundamental companion for students of Homer and Homeric Greece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590170175
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
460,678
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Map
1Homer and the Greeks5
2Bards and Heroes18
3Wealth and Labor46
4Household, Kin, and Community71
5Morals and Values109
App. IThe World of Odysseus Revisited147
App. IISchliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After166
Bibliographical Essay187
Index of Passages Quoted197
General Index201

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