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The Iliad, by Homer
The Iliad by Homer; Stephen Mitchell (Translator)
Publication Date: 2012
Homer's story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations haven't been able to re-create the energy and simplicity, the speed, grace, and pulsing rhythm of the original. Now, thanks to the power of Stephen Mitchell's language, the Iliad's ancient story comes to moving, vivid new life, and we are carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.
The Cambridge Companion to Homer by Robert Fowler (Editor)
Publication Date: 2004
The Cambridge Companion to Homer is a guide to the essential aspects of Homeric criticism and scholarship, including the reception of the poems in ancient and modern times. Written by an international team of scholars, it is intended to be the first port of call for students at all levels, with introductions to important subjects and suggestions for further exploration.
The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction by Eric H. Cline
Publication Date: 2013
Homer's tale of the abduction of Helen to Troy and the ten-year war to bring her back to Greece has fascinated mankind for centuries since he related it in The Iliad and The Odyssey. More recently, it has given rise to countless scholarly articles and books, extensive archaeologicalexcavations, epic movies, television documentaries, stage plays, art and sculpture, even souvenirs and collectibles. However, while the ancients themselves thought that the Trojan War took place and was a pivotal event in world history, scholars during the Middle Ages and into the modern era deridedit as a piece of fiction. Did the Trojan War take place? If so, where?
As Witnessed by Images: The Trojan War Tradition in Greek and Etruscan Art by Steven Lowenstam
Publication Date: 2008
Steven Lowenstam offers an alternative theoretical framework, arguing that Greek artists and poets interacted with each other freely, always aware of what the others were producing. As Trojan War myth was the common inheritance of all Greek storytellers, verbal and visual depictions of heroic myth were not created in isolation but were interdependent responses to a centuries-old tradition. As Witnessed by Images investigates visual depictions of Achillean and Odyssean myth from ca. 650-300 BCE and traces the many messages that the stories of Achilles and Odysseus inspired.
Homer by André Michalopoulos
Publication Date: 1966
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Homer.A companion guide to the "Illiad" and the "Odyssey," both written by ancient Greek poet Homer, offering insight into the purpose and ideals of the author, and providing information about each story, the techniques employed in the writings, the characters, and the history of the period.
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