Homer: Odyssey Books Vi-viii by HomerHomer: Odyssey Books Vi-viii by Homer

Homer: Odyssey Books Vi-viii

byHomerEditorA. F. Garvie, E. J. Kenney

Paperback | January 27, 1995

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This is the first self-contained edition of Books VI-VIII of the Odyssey--the account of Odysseus' time among the Phaeacians, and a popular introduction to Homer. While not neglecting matters of language and formulaic composition, the Commentary aims to provide guidance on questions of literary and narrative technique and poetic artistry. The Introduction deals with the problem of Homeric composition in general, and with the place of the Phaeacian books in the poem as a whole. There are also brief sections on Homeric meter and the text.
Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact...
Title:Homer: Odyssey Books Vi-viiiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.83 inPublished:January 27, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521338409

ISBN - 13:9780521338400


Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Homer; 2. The Phaeacian books; 3. Metre; 4. The text; 5. Odyssey Book; 6. Odyssey Book; 7. Odyssey Book: 8. Commentary; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is an invaluable resource for students of Greek, providing fountains of well-considered knowledge throughout." David W. Frauenfelder, Asian Thought and Society