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Homer and the Epic: A Shortened Version of The Songs of Homer

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This is a shortened and rearranged version of The Songs of Homer, Professor Kirk's vivid and comprehensive account of the background and development of the Homeric poems and of their quality as literature. His purpose remains the same: to develop a comprehensive and unified view of the nature of the Iliad and the Odyssey, of their relation to the oral heroic poetry of the ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published 1965 by Cambridge University Press
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Neil
Aug 23, 2012 Neil rated it it was amazing
A shortened paperback version of Kirk's classic work on the Homeric epics, The Songs of Homer. The book is essential reading on Homer, covering history, composition and interpretation. While this is a very good book, I would seek out the longer edition. A classic work.
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This is a fundamental book in understanding Homer - who he was and his composition technique and how the stories are passed down to us.
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