Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic by Barbara GraziosiInventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic by Barbara Graziosi

Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic

byBarbara Graziosi

Paperback | July 23, 2007

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How was the poet Homer imagined by ancient Greeks? This book looks at stories circulating between the sixth and fourth centuries BC about his birth, name and origin, blindness and his relationship to other poets and his descendants. The work studies the ancient reception of the Homeric poems, and looks at it in relation to modern representations of Homer, ancient and modern conceptions of authorship, and the "Homeric Question".
Barbara Graziosi is currently Lecturer in Greek at the University of Reading. She was educated in Trieste, Oxford and Cambridge and in 1999-2000 held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford. Her doctoral thesis, on which the present book is based, has been shortlisted for the Hellenic Foundation's Annual Prize for the best ...
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Title:Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of EpicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:July 23, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521038138

ISBN - 13:9780521038133

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Table of Contents

Frontispiece; Preface; List of abbreviations of editions and works of reference; Introduction; 1. The birth of Homer; 2. Homer's name and his place of origin; 3. The date of Homer; 4. Blindness, poverty and closeness to the gods; 5. Homer's relationship to other poets; 6. The heirs of Homer; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of passages; General index.

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"Graziosi has assembled an abundance of valuable material and offered a sharp-eyed analysis of it, for which I am grateful." New Englad Classical Journal