Homer the Preclassic by Gregory NagyHomer the Preclassic by Gregory Nagy

Homer the Preclassic

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Paperback | February 24, 2017

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Homer the Preclassicconsiders the development of the Homeric poems-in particular theIliadandOdyssey-during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival "Homers” and the different versions of Homeric poetry in this pretextual period, reconstructed over a time frame extending back from the sixth century BCE to the Bronze Age. Accurate in their linguistic detail and surprising in their implications, Nagy's insights conjure the Greeks' nostalgia for the imagined "epic space” of Troy and for the resonances and distortions this mythic past provided to the various Greek constituencies for whom the Homeric poems were so central and definitive.
Gregory Nagyis the Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies and the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. This book is adapted from his 2002 Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley.
Title:Homer the PreclassicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:February 24, 2017Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520294874

ISBN - 13:9780520294875

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"Highly recomended for those interested in the Homeric epics."