Approaches to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

Approaches to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

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altIgApproaches to Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' consists of ten original essays on the altIgIliad and altIgOdyssey by established Homeric scholars and university professors of Greek literature and culture. The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Both epics are required reading in most college/university general and world literature courses, as is evident from their inclusion in part or in whole in many standard world literature anthologies. These ten new approaches to the first literary works of Western culture are intended as reading aids for both instructors and students in any college/university classroom in which either of these two Homeric epics are taught.In the remainder of this essay I would like to turn my attention from ancient Athenian attempts to apply the Trojan War to their own experiment with empire, and focus instead on modern attempts to draw lessons from the Trojan War. This waranbsp;...

Title:Approaches to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Author:Kostas Myrsiades
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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