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Routledge Library Editions: Homer

Reissuing works originally published between 1958 and 1993, this five-volume set offers a selection of scholarship on the greatest classical poet, whose two monumental epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, remain foundational to the Western cultural tradition.

Routledge Library Editions: Homer helps to situate this immense artistic achievement in its historical and cultural context, considering issues such as the relationship between the Homeric epics and the Mycenaean civilisation which preceded them, the importance of Homer for the flowering of Greek tragedy, and the reception of Homer during and after the Enlightenment.

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  1. Pope, Homer, and Manliness

    Some Aspects of Eighteenth Century Classical Learning

    By Carolyn D. Williams

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The author here reassesses the concept of ‘masculinity’, and argues that it cannot be seen as an absolute standard, but only as the product of perpetual conflict between competing and unstable models. The argument is sustained by a close reading of the problematic conflict between gendered values...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From Homer to Tragedy

    The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry

    By Richard Garner

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    The role of poetic allusion in classical Greek poetry, to Homer especially, has often largely been neglected or even almost totally ignored. This book, first published in 1990, clarifies the place of Homer in Greek education, as well as adding to the interpretation of many important tragedies....

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Homer and His Critics

    By John Myres

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Here is presented a succinct and insightful account of the reception of the Iliad and Odyssey from antiquity to the mid-twentieth century. The overall result is less a systematic history than a series of independent studies differing in scale and focus, the chapter on Gladstone being the most...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

    By Agathe Thornton

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ‘guest-friendship’ and ‘testing’ are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ‘omens’ and...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. From Mycenae to Homer

    A Study in Early Greek Literature and Art

    By T. B. L. Webster

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    This book, first published in 1958, aims to describe Greek art and poetry within this ambiguous period of ancient history (often referred to as the Greek ‘Dark Ages’), and to explore the possibilities of learning about Mycenaean civilisation from its own documents and not only from archaeology....

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Homer

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    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Reissuing works originally published between 1958 and 1993, this five-volume set offers a selection of scholarship on the greatest classical poet, whose two monumental epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, remain foundational to the Western cultural tradition. Routledge Library Editions: Homer helps...

    Published April 13th 2014 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. From Homer to Tragedy: The Art of Allusion in Greek Poetry
    By Richard Garner
    To Be Published July 31st 2014
  2. Homer and His Critics
    By John Myres
    To Be Published July 31st 2014
  3. People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey
    By Agathe Thornton
    To Be Published July 31st 2014

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