Homer: Odyssey IX by John HomerHomer: Odyssey IX by John Homer

Homer: Odyssey IX

byJohn HomerEditorJ. V. Muir

Paperback | June 1, 1991

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This edition of one of the most enduringly popular and familiar books of the Odyssey - the encounter of Odysseus and his men with the cannibal Cyclops Polyphemos - grew out of the classes taken at the Joint Association of Classics Greek Summer School, where students who had completed a beginners' course were making their first acquaintance with Homeric verse. The complete text of the book, with generous narrative headings, and illustrations from Greek art, is complemented by a running vocabulary and translation assistance on facing pages. The brief introduction deals with the composition of the Homeric poems, with the story of the Odyssey as a whole and this book in particular. It considers the peculiarities of Homeric dialect forms and the scansion of hexameter verse. The book is ideal for all those tackling Homer for the first time, and is suitable for use in schools and upwards.
J.V. Muir is the translator and editor of Alcidamas: The works and fragments (in the Greek Texts series, also published by Bloomsbury), and co-author of Greek Religion and Society.
Title:Homer: Odyssey IXFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 6.02 × 0.18 inPublished:June 1, 1991Publisher:Bloomsbury

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0906515610

ISBN - 13:9780906515617

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Table of Contents

Preface Note to the reader Introduction: Homer and his poetry The poems and their composition The story of the Odyssey Homer's Language Reading Homer Select Bibliography Text