The World of Odysseus

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Penguin, 1991 - History - 188 pages
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Drawing on a deep understanding of oral poetry and an unrivalled knowledge of early Greece, Sir Moses Finley offers a totally fresh analysis of Homer's depiction of kinship and values, Paris, Priam and the gods. When "The World of Odysseus" was published to great acclaim in 1954, it at once aroused controversy. This second edition confirms the central claims he advanced so brilliantly in the first publication.

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

Shows how Homer reflects a time closer to his own century than to the time several hundred years earlier that the real events actually occurred. Read in Samoa Mar 2003 Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

Ah, for the golden age of academic writing. Is it beautiful? No. But it is clear, concise and argumentative. No 'pointing out a problem' stuff here; Finley just gives you the answers as he sees them ... Read full review

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