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Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey

A Biography
Manguel, Alberto (Book - 2007 )
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'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' are perhaps the most influential works in the history of Western literature. This analysis of their creation and influence establishes how, precisely, these two poems, written nearly 3,000 years ago, have come to resonate throughout the world.
Authors: Manguel, Alberto
Title: Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey
a biography
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: x, 285 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alberto Manguel
Contents: Introduction
1. Summaries of the Books
2. A life of Homer?
3. Among the philosophers
4. Virgil
5. Christian Homer
6. Other Homers
7. Homer in Islam
8. Dante
9. Homer in Hell
10. Greek versus Latin
11. Ancients versus moderns
12. Homer as poetry
13. Realms of gold
14. Homer as idea
15. The eternal feminine
16. Homer as symbol
17. Homer as history
18. Madame Homer
19. Ulysses' travels
20. Homer through the looking glass
21. The never-ending war
22. Everyman
Alternate Title: Iliad and the Odyssey
ISBN: 0871139766
9780871139764
Branch Call Number: 883.01 H766ma 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Homer. Odyssey Homer. Iliad Odysseus (Greek mythology) Trojan War Poetry Epic poetry, Greek
Topical Term: Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Trojan War
Epic poetry, Greek
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