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The Resource Homer, Barry B. Powell

Homer, Barry B. Powell

Label
Homer
Title
Homer
Statement of responsibility
Barry B. Powell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The earliest and greatest works of Greek literature - the Iliad and the Odyssey - have been attributed since antiquity to the poet Homer. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the poet and his two great epics. Assuming no prior knowledge of Greek, the author supplies all the background information necessary to understand the poems." "The book presents an overview of the "Homeric question," considering the authorship, composition, and transmission of the poems. It provides the historical background to the epics, literary readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and an analysis of the poet's plotting, narrative technique, and characterization. The author uses comparisions between the two poems to illustrate Homeric poetics." "A final section reviews the important secondary literature on Homer and offers a guide to further reading. Throughout, the author makes use of his own original research, especially on the relations between Greek alphabetic writing and the origins of Greek literature."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Powell, Barry B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Blackwell introductions to the classical world
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Achilles (Greek mythology) in literature
  • Trojan War
  • Civilization, Homeric
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Achilles
Label
Homer, Barry B. Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-172) and index
Control code
l82003001873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 176 p.
Isbn
9780631233862
Lccn
2003001873
Label
Homer, Barry B. Powell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [164]-172) and index
Control code
l82003001873
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 176 p.
Isbn
9780631233862
Lccn
2003001873

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