ISBN-10:
0631233865
ISBN-13:
9780631233862
Pub. Date:
10/27/2003
Publisher:
Wiley
Homer / Edition 1

Homer / Edition 1

by Barry B. PowellBarry B. Powell

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Overview

This concise book is an ideal introduction to Homer – the poet and his two great epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.

  • Student-friendly introduction to Homer.
  • Provides historical background and literary readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey.
  • Makes use of the author’s own original research.
  • Assumes 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), and Classical Myth (fourth edition, 2004).

Table of Contents

Chronological Chart.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Introduction.

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.

Notes.

Appendix: For Further Reading.

Index

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