Good jacket. Jacket in Good condition. Previous owner's inscription on Title page. No markings throughout text. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Near Fine. 8vo. Hardcover, 8vo. 424 pp with index. FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. DJ has mild toning and edgewear. Price clipped. Protected in Mylar. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0521058902. DJ has minor shelfwear. Former owner's signature on inner cover along with purchase details.; 9 x 1.25 x 6 Inches; 438 pages; The literature of the western world begins with one of its greatest achievements. The stories of the wrath of Achilles and its consequences, and of the wanderings of Odysseus, have been admired from ancient times to the present day. The two great epics can be read and enjoyed, unreflectingly, as tales of adventure; or they can be studied as literature, yielding, as insight and understanding grow, a deeper and more permanent pleasure. Professor Kirk's book is the means to this pleasure. It is a vivid and comprehensive account of the background and development of the Homeric poems and of their quality as literature. The epics are seen primarily as oral poetry, sung for centuries by illiterate singers; and from this view rises discussion of the problems of authorship and transmission. The historical, archaeological and linguistic evidence is also examined; and the possible contributions of the Mycenaean period and of the subsequent Dark Age are shown in a fresh light.
First Edition, First Printing. Includes maps, plates, and an index of passages. Hardcover. Condition: very good (light corner bump) with very good dust jacket (short tear). --Comprehensive study of the Iliad and the Odyssey, including the Linear B tablets, language of formulas, oral tradition, composition and transmission, etc. --NICE COPY of this important study of Homer.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.