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Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII Homer

Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII By Homer

Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII by Homer

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This is the first self-contained edition of Books VI-VIII of the Odyssey, the account of Odysseus' time among the Phaeacians, and a popular introduction to Homer.

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Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII by Homer

This is the first self-contained edition of Odyssey Books VI-VIII which together form a popular introduction to Homer for students of Greek, containing as they do the account of Odysseus' visit to the Phaeacians and including such famous episodes as Odysseus' meeting with Nausicaa, and the singing of the minstrel Demodocus. While not neglecting matters of language and formulaic composition, the Commentary aims especially to provide guidance on questions of literary and narrative technique and poetic artistry. The Introduction deals with the problem of Homeric composition in general, and with the place of the Phaeacian books in the poem as a whole. There are brief section on Homeric metre and the text. The edition is intended for students beginning their study of Homer as well as for more advanced scholars.

Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII Reviews

"The book is an invaluable resource for students of Greek, providing fountains of well-considered knowledge throughout." David W. Frauenfelder, Asian Thought and Society

Table of Contents

Introduction: 1. Homer; 2. The Phaeacian books; 3. Metre; 4. The text; 5. Odyssey Book; 6. Odyssey Book; 7. Odyssey Book: 8. Commentary; Bibliography; Index.

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Homer: Odyssey Books VI-VIII by Homer
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