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Homer (Barry B Powell) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405153256
Homer (Barry B Powell) Paperback Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) 9781405153256
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Title: Homer

Author: Powell, Barry B

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9781405153256

Volumes: 1; Pages: 256

List Price in Paper: $38.95 Our price: $35.99

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This concise book is a complete and contemporary introduction to Homer and his two master-works, the Iliad and the Odyssey. It explains the ?Homeric Question,? illuminating its current status, and critiques the literary qualities of the Iliad and the Odyssey, analyzing and contrasting their plotting, narrative technique, and characterization.* Provides historical background and literary readings of The Iliad and The Odyssey* New to the second edition: a section on Homer?s reception in ancient Greece; a chapter on Homer and archaeology; additional maps; an updated bibliography; a glossary of key terms; and information on the oral composition of the poems* Text is updated throughout* Assumes no prior knowledge of GreekContentsContentsPrefaceAcknowledgementsChronological ChartMapsIntroductionPart I: Background:1. The Philologist's Homer2. The Historian's Homer3. The Reader's HomerPart II: The Poems:4. The Iliad5. The Odyssey6. Conclusion and SummaryNotesFurther ReadingIndex
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