Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic (Cambridge Classical Studies)

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How was the poet Homer imagined by ancient Greeks? This book looks at stories circulating between the sixth and fourth centuries BC about his birth, name and origin, blindness and his relationship to other poets and his descendants. The work studies the ancient reception of the Homeric poems, and looks at it in relation to modern representations of Homer, ancient and modern conceptions of authorship, and the "Homeric Question".

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How was the poet Homer imagined by ancient Greeks? This book looks at stories circulating between the sixth and fourth centuries BC about his birth, his name and place of origin, his date, the circumstances of his life, such as the story of his blindness, his relation to other poets and his heirs. The aim is to get closer to the ancient reception of the Homeric poems, and to look at it in relation to modern representations of Homer, ancient and modern conceptions of authorship, and the 'HomericQuestion'.

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Barbara Graziosi is currently Lecturer in Greek at the University of Reading. She was educated in Trieste, Oxford and Cambridge and in 1999-2000 held a Junior Research Fellowship at New College, Oxford. Her doctoral thesis, on which the present book is based, has been shortlisted for the Hellenic Foundation Annual Prize for the best doctoral thesis.

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