Homer's famous epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, tell of the Trojan war fought by the Greeks and the Trojans, then the long journey undertaken by Ulysses to try to get back to his island of Ithaca, where Penelope patiently awaited. This book sets off to explore this fascinating universe, giving the keys to understanding it, untangling the myths, the famous characters and their trials and tribulations. Based on the actual text written by Homer, it recounts the adventures of Achilles and Ulysses. A journey described in beautiful images and illustrations, as the iconography generated by these two narratives has influenced culture throughout the ages and across the continents.
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Paul Demont is a Greek specialist, professor at the Paris IV Sorbonne University, director of the Greek Institute and vice chairman of the Greeks Studies Association. He has written numerous works on classical Greek theater and literature in ancient Greece.
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Book Description Hachette, Potamac, Maryland, U.S.A., 2004. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # 011486