Homer: Odyssey VI and VII by Janet HomerHomer: Odyssey VI and VII by Janet Homer

Homer: Odyssey VI and VII

byJanet HomerEditorJanet Watson

Paperback | July 31, 2002

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These two books of the Odyssey provide an ideal introduction to the poem, illustrating Odysseus' cunning intelligence at its best as he gains acceptance in the court of the Phaeacians, and, above all, the subtly drawn character of Nausicaa. This edition replaces the much used one by G.M. Edwards (1914). It contains text (now unexpurgated) and vocabulary, expanded commentary and new introduction. It is geared very much to the needs of those coming to Homer for the first time with a grasp of the basics of classical Greek, and assumes no previous knowledge of Homeric forms or grammar; an outline of these, and of the Homeric hexameter, is given in the introduction and grammar points are reiterated in the commentary. The introduction also provides an outline of questions surrounding Homer and the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey, together with a discussion of the role of books 6 and 7 within the epic's overall structure.
Janet Watson teaches Classics in University of Newcastle, UK
Title:Homer: Odyssey VI and VIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:July 31, 2002Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853994898

ISBN - 13:9781853994890

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations Preface Abbreviations Introduction Select Bibliography Homeric Greek Metre Text of Odyssey 6 Text of Odyssey 7 Notes on Odyssey 6 Notes on Odyssey 7 Vocabulary