An Introduction to Homer

Paperback | January 1, 1995

byW. A. Camps

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This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the Iliad and the Odyssey and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness.

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This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the Iliad and Odyssey and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness. It takes the poems as they stand, and is only secondarily and occasionally concerned, in text and notes, with the quest...

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This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the Iliad and the Odyssey and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness.

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This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the Iliad and Odyssey and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness. It takes the poems as they stand, and is only secondarily and occasionally concerned, in text and notes, with the quest...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.07 × 5.31 × 0.28 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198721013

ISBN - 13:9780198721017

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Table of Contents

Similaries and differences between liad and Odyssey; World of the poems; Supernatural; Story of the Iliad in outline; Story of the Odyssey in outline; Omissions from the outlines; Unity of design; Imperfections of detail and their causes; How the stories are told; Characterization; Illustrativeexamples in translation; Poetic medium; Conclusion; Notes; Appendices

From Our Editors

This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the Iliad and Odyssey and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness. It takes the poems as they stand, and is only secondarily and occasionally concerned, in text and notes, with the question of their origins and the many interesting problems of scholarship to which the study of them has given rise.

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"Will delight lovers of literature, the Greeks, and the classics. A superb, well-written essay." --Choice