Inventing Homer


Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic (Cambridge Classical Studies)

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Author  Barbara Graziosi
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   May 20, 2002
ISBN  9780521809665
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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