Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 87 pages
Though the true identity of Homer is a mystery-it has been suggested Homer could be one man, two, or even the name of a school of bards-Bloom calls Homer's work nothing short of genius. This edition studies both The Iliad and The Odyssey.
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