Inventing Homer

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Author  Barbara Graziosi
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   July 23, 2007
ISBN  0521038138
Pages  300

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How was the poet Homer imagined by ancient Greeks? This book looks at stories circulating between the sixth and fourth centuries BC about his birth, name and origin, blindness and his relationship to other poets and his descendants. The work studies the ancient reception of the Homeric poems, and looks at it in relation to modern representations of Homer, ancient and modern conceptions of authorship, and the "Homeric Question".

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