Travelling Heroes (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 7, 2009 - History - 464 pages
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The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering this question by pursuing it through the age of Homer. His acclaimed history explores how the intrepid seafarers of eighth-century Greece sailed around the Mediterranean, encountering strange new sights—volcanic mountains, vaporous springs, huge prehistoric bones—and weaving them into the myths of gods, monsters and heroes that would become the cornerstone of Western civilization.


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Travelling heroes: in the epic age of Homer

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Fox (university reader, ancient history, Oxford Univ.; The Unauthorized Version) has produced a work of prodigious scholarship, with a title deceptive in its simplicity since the book is about more ... Read full review

Contents

Potamoi Karen
114
Monkey Island
132
io Back on Euboea
149
Finding Neverlatld
186
t3 A TraveUing Prophet
237
A Travelling Mountain 2 41
247
6 The Great Castrate 2 59
271
Travelling Monsters
280
Basecamp to Battlefield
302
Homeric Horizons
317
to The View from Ascra
330
Just So Stories
350
The Dating of Homer
360
65
396
fntfac
455
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About the author (2009)

Robin Lane Fox is a Fellow and Garden Master of New College, Oxford, and a University Reader in Ancient History. His books include Alexander the Great, Pagans and Christians, The Unauthorized Version, and The Classical World. Since 1970 he has also been gardening correspondent for the Financial Times.


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