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The Cambridge Companion to Homer by Robert…

The Cambridge Companion to Homer

by Robert Fowler (Editor)

Other authors: Richard Buxton (Contributor), Matthew Clark (Contributor), Michael Clarke (Contributor), Ken Dowden (Contributor), Joseph Farrell (Contributor)16 more, Nancy Felson (Contributor), John Miles Foley (Contributor), Jaspar Griffin (Contributor), Lorna Hardwick (Contributor), Richard Hunter (Contributor), Emily Kearns (Contributor), Donald Lateiner (Contributor), Robin Osborne (Contributor), James I. Porter (Contributor), Ruth Scodel (Contributor), Michael Silk (Contributor), Laura M. Slatkin (Contributor), George Steiner (Contributor), Timothy Webb (Contributor), Penelope Wilson (Contributor), Vanda Zajko (Contributor)

Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature

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Anyone who loves Homer should definitely read this book as a required followup.

However, the scholarly writers in the book should make a token effort at being more readable/accessible and less arcane and abstruse. After all their objective is to explain the material.

And yet, still, it is a must read. ( )
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Fowler, RobertEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buxton, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clark, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dowden, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Farrell, JosephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Felson, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foley, John MilesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Griffin, JasparContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hardwick, LornaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hunter, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kearns, EmilyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lateiner, DonaldContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Osborne, RobinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, James I.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Scodel, RuthContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silk, MichaelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slatkin, Laura M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Steiner, GeorgeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Webb, TimothyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, PenelopeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zajko, VandaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521012465, Paperback)

The two Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, have long been considered masterpieces, and their influence on subsequent Greek and Western literature has been immense. An international team of experts discusses the poems, their background and composition, and subsequent reception to the present day. Each chapter features contemporary critical insights and closes with a guide to further reading on the topic.

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This is a guide to the essential aspects of Homeric criticism and scholarship, including the reception of the poems in ancient and modern times. It is intended as a useful starter for students at all levels, with introductions to important subjects and suggestions for further exploration.… (more)

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