- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: May 2006
- Print publication year: 2004
- Online ISBN: 9780511998935
- Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CCOL0521813026
The Cambridge Companion to Homer is a guide to the essential aspects of Homeric criticism and scholarship, including the reception of the poems in ancient and modern times. Written by an international team of scholars, it is intended to be the first port of call for students at all levels, with introductions to important subjects and suggestions for further exploration. Alongside traditional topics like the Homeric Question, the divine apparatus of the poems, the formulae, the characters and the archaeological background, there are detailed discussions of similes, speeches, the poet as story-teller and the genre of epic both within Greece and worldwide. The reception chapters include assessments of ancient Greek and Roman readings as well as selected modern interpretations from the eighteenth century to the present day. Chapters on Homer in English translation and 'Homer' in the history of ideas round out the collection.
Source: The Anglo-Hellenic Review
Source: Journal of Classics Teaching
Source: The Times Literary Supplement
Source: Translation and Literature
Source: Journal of Hellenic Studies
Robert J. Rabel - University of Kentucky
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