This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...the voice Of loud thanksgiving over slaughtered men (x 412). One cannot help remembering in this connexion that the Iliad in the fifth ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...the voice Of loud thanksgiving over slaughtered men (x 412). One cannot help remembering in this connexion that the Iliad in the fifth century occupied a central place in Greek education. All well-born youths were trained upon it. And later Attic writers speak with enthusiasm of the moral superiority of Homer--and when they say ' Homer' they chiefly mean the Iliad--over the other ancient poets. If this educational use of the Iliad began in Ionia as early as the eighth century, which is likely enough, we can hardly help supposing that it had some share in these processes of purification with which we have been dealing. The hand of the schoolmaster certainly seems to have been at work--though of course by different methods--in the case of another poet much used in education, Theognis. Such parts of his poetry as are obviously unedifying are relegated to a sort of appendix at the end of the book, and in many MSS. are omitted altogether.1 But on the whole the probability is that the use of Homer in education was only to a slight extent an influence in producing this general cleaning up of the ancient traditions; it was more largely a result. 1 Edifying passages from the old Ionic hortatory writers seem to have been introduced into Homer. See Mulder, as cited below, Lecture VII, p. 169. Also Breal, Pour mieux eonnaitre Homire, pp. 14 f. Further consideration of this subject would lead us too far afield. I am content for the present moment if I have shown the mere fact that there was in the formation of the Iliad, and to a less extent in that of the Odyssey, a strong element of reform and expurgation. The epic tradition of Greece, vast and tangled in its wealth of varied beauty and ugliness as some South American forest, was left by the Homeric poets a much clean...Read Less
Very good. No dust jacket. Few pages have red underlining marks. Sticker on front cover (lower right hand corner). 356 p. 24 cm. First edition, 1907; second edition, 1911; third edition, 1924; reprinted 1934 photographically from the sheets of the third edition in Great Britain by Lowe & Brydone, London.
Good+ Rubbing and small scratches and creasing to wraps. Underlining in pen to a few pages. Old price sticker to corner of wraps.; It is a bold and imaginative attempt to see the development of the Homeric poems in their historical context and to explain many elements in them which would otherwise seem strange to a modern reader.; Oxford Paperbacks; 356 pages.
Good. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear; lightly scuffed and scratched; spine is creased; some shelf wear; ex-library with the usual library markings; overall a nice used copy! Gold and white illustrated wrapper with black and white lettering. 356 historical pages! "Gilbert Murray's The Rise of the Greek Epic is a classic of Greek scholarship. It is a bold and Imaginative atttempt to see the development of the Homeric poems in their historical context and to explain many elements in them which would otherwise seem strange to a modern reader. It contains a great deal of learning lightly worn and delightfully presented........"
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. A near fine book, with sunning to the edges of the text block. Dust jacket is very good, spine is quite sunned as well as slight chipping at the head and foot of spine, and at the folds of the dust jacket, which has also been price clipped.; 8vo; 356 pages.
Very Good. Small chip to top of spine. Light foxing to textblock.; It is a bold and imaginative attempt to see the development of the Homeric poems in their historical context and to explain many elements in them which would otherwise seem strange to a modern reader.; Oxford Paperbacks; 356 pages.
Good. No Dustjacket. Pages bright and clean except for sparse foxing throughout; no owners' marks; binding square, relaxed but secure. Hard cover bears several small, open tears to the cloth along the left edge of the spine, rubbing and some softening at corners and spine ends, two short lines of brownish spotting on the back, and some fading along the spine, but remains overall attractive, with bright gilt titles at the spine. 283pp. w/index.
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