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    Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic (Classic Drama) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Modern (1453-)) By (author) Barbara Graziosi, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by M. Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks

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    DescriptionHow was the poet Homer imagined by ancient Greeks? This book examines stories circulating between the sixth and fourth centuries BC about his birth, place of origin and name; the circumstances of his life - such as the story of his blindness - his relation to other poets, and his heirs. The aim is to explore the ancient reception of the Homeric poems, and to look at it in relation to modern representations of Homer, ancient and modern conceptions of authorship, and the 'Homeric Question'. The book's engaging and accessible style should make it attractive to a wide range of readers, including non-classicists, and all quotations from Greek are provided with an English translation.


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    Title
    Inventing Homer
    Subtitle
    The Early Reception of Epic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Barbara Graziosi, Series edited by R.L. Hunter, Series edited by R.G. Osborne, Series edited by M.D. Reeve, Series edited by Peter Garnsey, Series edited by M. Millett, Series edited by D. N. Sedley, Series edited by G.C. Horrocks
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 530 g
    Language
    English
    Greek, Modern (1453-)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521809665
    ISBN 10: 0521809665
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    DC22: B
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 883/.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 883.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, BIO000000, LCO003000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
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    LC classification: PA4037 .G695 2002
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    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC, NHC, DSA
    Illustrations note
    1 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    20 May 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Barbara Graziosi is currently Lecturer in Greek at the University of Reading. She was educated in Trieste, Oxford and Cambridge and in 1999-2000 held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford. Her doctoral thesis, on which the present book is based, has been shortlisted for the Hellenic Foundation's Annual Prize for the best doctoral thesis.
    Review quote
    'One can only wish that Graziosi's approach will be taken up by equally able scholars. She has asked the right questions.' Andreas Hartmann, Katholische Universitat Eichstatt-Ingolstadt 'A detailed, stimulating and fresh examination of the evidence for receptions of epic.' Andrew Ford, JHS 'This well documented book lucidly demonstrates that it is well worth being interested in what motivated and shaped Homeric biography.' Stephen Halliwell, Greece and Rome
    Table of contents
    Frontispiece; Preface; List of abbreviations of editions and works of reference; Introduction; 1. The birth of Homer; 2. Homer's name and his place of origin; 3. The date of Homer; 4. Blindness, poverty and closeness to the gods; 5. Homer's relationship to other poets; 6. The heirs of Homer; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of passages; General index.