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The Resource Homer, Barry B. Powell

Homer, Barry B. Powell

Label
Homer
Title
Homer
Statement of responsibility
Barry B. Powell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The earliest and greatest works of Greek literature - the Iliad and the Odyssey - have been attributed since antiquity to the poet Homer. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the poet and his two great epics. Assuming no prior knowledge of Greek, the author supplies all the background information necessary to understand the poems." "The book presents an overview of the "Homeric question," considering the authorship, composition, and transmission of the poems. It provides the historical background to the epics, literary readings of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and an analysis of the poet's plotting, narrative technique, and characterization. The author uses comparisions between the two poems to illustrate Homeric poetics." "A final section reviews the important secondary literature on Homer and offers a guide to further reading. Throughout, the author makes use of his own original research, especially on the relations between Greek alphabetic writing and the origins of Greek literature."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Powell, Barry B
Dewey number
883/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
PA4037
LC item number
.P66 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Blackwell introductions to the classical world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homer
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Odysseus
  • Achilles
  • Trojan War
  • Civilization, Homeric
Label
Homer, Barry B. Powell
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chronological chart -- Maps -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Background -- The philologist's Homer -- The historian's Homer -- The reader's Homer -- pt. 2. The poems -- The iliad -- The odyssey -- Conclusion and summary -- Notes -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
ocm51613845
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 176 pages
Isbn
9780631233862
Lccn
2003001873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51613845
  • (OCoLC)51613845
Label
Homer, Barry B. Powell
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 164-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chronological chart -- Maps -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Background -- The philologist's Homer -- The historian's Homer -- The reader's Homer -- pt. 2. The poems -- The iliad -- The odyssey -- Conclusion and summary -- Notes -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
ocm51613845
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 176 pages
Isbn
9780631233862
Lccn
2003001873
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51613845
  • (OCoLC)51613845

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