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Homer / Edition 1

Homer / Edition 1

by Barry B. Powell
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This is a good, well-written introduction to Homer and his two great epics the Iliad and the Odyssey , geared towards those who have read both poems in translation but have no prior knowledge of Greek.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631233862
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/27/2003
Series: Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series , #7
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Barry B. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His previous publications include Homer and the Origin of the Greek Alphabet (1991), A Short Introduction to Classical Myth (2001), Writing and the Origins of Greek Literature (2002), Classical Myth (fourth edition, 2004), and The Greeks: History, Culture, and Society (with Ian Morris, 2005).

Table of Contents

Chronological Chart.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.


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: Homer's Complementary Poems.

Part III: Reception:.

7. Homer and The Philosophers.

8. Homer and The Poets.


Appendix: For Further Reading.


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