Flesh and Spirit in the Songs of Homer: A Study of Words and Myths

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Clarendon Press, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 378 pages
Clarke takes a new look at how life, consciousness, and death are dealt with in the poems of Homer. Modern assumptions about human identity are cast aside to allow Homer's view of man to emerge. The reader of Greek poetry is encouraged to take a deeper look at words that at first seem simple and easy to translate with the result that new insights are offered on early Greek beliefs about the things that are called in English by the names of body andsoul.

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Michael Clarke is a Lecturer at the Department of Ancient Classics, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

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