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  • A Narratological Commentary on the Odysseyby Irene J. F. de Jong

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 63.00

    This 2001 book features a new type of commentary on Homer's Odyssey which concentrates on the text's narrative art. more...

  • The Bow and the Lyreby Seth Benardete

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 25.99

    In this interpretation of the Odyssey, Seth Benardete suggests that Homer may have been the first to philosophize in a Platonic sense. He argues that the Odyssey concerns precisely the relation between philosophy and poetry and, more broadly, the rational and the irrational in human beings. more...

  • Odyssea Homeri a Francisco Griffolino Aretino in Latinum translataby Christina Meckelnborg; Bernd Schneider

    BRILL 2011; US$ 176.00

    This edition offers a critical text of the Latin prose translation of the Odyssey of Homer, made in about 1462 by Francesco Griffolini at the behest of Pope Pius II. The comprehensive introduction provides information about the life and work of the author, examines his method of translation and clarifies the manuscript transmission of the text. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Walter Shewring; G. S. Kirk

    Oxford University Press, UK 1980; US$ 8.99

    The first English prose translation of Homer's The Odyssey to appear in over thirty years, Shewring's translation comes as close to the spirit of the original Greek as our language will allow. more...

  • Homer, gedeutet durch ein großes Lexikonby Michael Meier-Brügger

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    The ?Lexicon of Early Greek Epic? is now complete after half a century of philological work. It offers a host of information concerning the entire range of Early Greek vocabulary, as used by Homer, Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and the so-called ?small epics.? The first entry was made in 1955; the last in 2010. This volume, which marks the... more...

  • Omero e i suoi oratoriby Stefano Dentice di Accadia Ammone

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    The birth of rhetoric istraced back to the 5th century B.C.E., when the first theoretical treatises on rhetoric were drafted. As early as in the speeches of the Iliad however, one canrecognize a deliberate and thoughtful use of refined rhetorical techniques, although these techniques were only codified at a much later date. The Homeric orators thus... more...

  • The "Homeric Hymn to Hermes"by Athanassios Vergados

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    This volume offers a detailed philological commentary on the longest of the Homeric Hymns. The commentary is preceded by a lengthy introduction addressing the Hymn?s ideas on poetry and music, its humorous aspects, the poem?s relation to the rest of archaic hexameter literature, its reception in later literature, its structure, date and place of composition,... more...

  • Homer's The Iliad and The Odysseyby Alberto Manguel

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    The stories of the Trojan war and Helen of Troy, Patroclus and Achilles, the Sirens and the Cyclops are embedded in western culture, yet readers often fail to recognise that they were made famous by two epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey , and one blind poet: Homer. Alberto Manguel begins his book with the poems' inception in ancient Greece... more...

  • Homer's The Odysseyby Leland Ryken

    Crossway 2013; US$ 3.99

    Guides readers through Homer’s The Odyssey and highlights the universal theme of longing for redemption as displayed in this epic tale of a man trying to find his way home. Part of the Christian Guides to the Classics series. more...

  • The Song of the Sirens and Other Essaysby Pietro Pucci

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 36.99

    In this collection of his essays on Homer, some new and some appearing for the first time in English, the distinguished scholar Pietro Pucci examines the linguistic and rhetorical features of the poet's works. Arguing that there can be no purely historical interpretation, given that the parameters of interpretation are themselves historically determined,... more...