Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII / Edition 1

Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0521338409
ISBN-13:
9780521338400
Pub. Date:
12/08/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN-10:
0521338409
ISBN-13:
9780521338400
Pub. Date:
12/08/1994
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII / Edition 1

Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first self-contained edition of Books VI-VIII of the Odyssey—the account of Odysseus' time among the Phaeacians, and a popular introduction to Homer. While not neglecting matters of language and formulaic composition, the Commentary aims to provide guidance on questions of literary and narrative technique and poetic artistry. The Introduction deals with the problem of Homeric composition in general, and with the place of the Phaeacian books in the poem as a whole. There are also brief sections on Homeric meter and the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521338400
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/08/1994
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 4.88(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

The ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, the epic tales detail the fabled Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus as he struggles to return home. Homer’s epics have inspired countless books and works of art throughout their long history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Homer; 2. The Phaeacian books; 3. Metre; 4. The text; 5. Odyssey Book; 6. Odyssey Book; 7. Odyssey Book: 8. Commentary; Bibliography; Index.
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