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Celebrating Homer's Landscapes: Troy and Ithaca Revisited
In this beautiful and engaging book, an eminent authority on Homeric texts takes us on a tour of the main localities that Homer paints so vividly in his Iliad and Odyssey. Providing numerous photographs of the terrain and quoting liberally from the two epics, J. V. Luce argues convincingly that Homer's descriptions of the ancient landscape, far from being poetic fantasies, ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published December 11th 1998 by Yale University Press
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This is a fun book if you're interested in the Trojan War and Homer. He tries to place the events of the Iliad and Odyssey in the real geography of the surroundings of Troy and Ithaca. Some of his suggestions may stretch a little, but many seem entirely likely--or as likely as we're going to get at this point. Some of his discussions, such as the shoreline of Troy's ancient bay that has now been silted in, are accurate but now a little dated since this issue has continued to be researched and ...more