The World of Odysseus

The World of Odysseus

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David Brown Book Co
The World of Odysseus is a concise and fascinating account of the society that gave birth to The Iliad and The Odyssey. A pioneering work of social history first published in 1954, Finley's brilliant study is a fundamental companion for any student of Homer or ancient Greece.

Book News
This work is cited in the third edition of Books for College Libraries . Basing his suppositions on close readings of Homer's epics the Odyssey and Iliad , Finley puts forth a sociological argument that the texts, although fictions, reflected actual social realities of the times portrayed. His analysis with regard to the practice of reciprocal gift-giving, though controversial at the time of original publication, has come to be widely accepted. This appears to be a reprint of the 1977 revised edition of the original 1954 text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes in his introduction to this new edition, "as indispensable to the professional as it is accessible to the general reader"--a fundamental companion for students of Homer and Homeric Greece.

Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, c2002
ISBN: 9781590170175
1590170172
Characteristics: xxi, 205 p. : maps ; 21 cm

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