Thomas Hobbes Translations of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey

Thomas Hobbes Translations of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey

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Thomas Hobbes Translations of Homer: The Iliad and the Odyssey by Eric Nelson, Homer, Thomas Hobbes

Eric Nelson presents a critical edition of the translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey composed by the great 17th century philosopher and political theorist Thomas Hobbes. Nelson shows that these translations are not only of great literary interest but offer special insights into Hobbes's own thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199262144
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/20/2008
Series: Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes Series
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Eric Nelson is Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University, and author of The Greek Tradition in Republican Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

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