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- DescriptionPowell's translation renders the Homeric Greek with a simplicity and dignity reminiscent of the original. Lucid and fast, the text immediately engrosses the reader, with a tight and balanced rhythm that sings and with a closeness to the original that allows the reader to hear the incantatory repetitions in the Greek.
- Author BiographyBarry B. Powell is the Halls-Bascomb Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Powell is one of the world's leading Homer scholars. In HOMER AND THE ORIGIN OF THE GREEK ALPHABET (Cambridge, 1991) he advanced the radical thesis that the Greek alphabet was designed specifically to record the text of Homer, a thesis that has now been widely accepted by the scholarly community and was the subject of a conference in Berlin in 2008. In 2009 he published his own Greek edition of the poems, ILIAS, ODYSSEY (Chester River Press), to accompany Alexander Pope's translation of the poems.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication30/01/2014
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight876 g
- Width157 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine35 mm
- Translated byBarry B. Powell
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