Description:Very Good/No DJ. 8vo 0521058902 Red cloth boards with bright...Very Good/No DJ. 8vo 0521058902 Red cloth boards with bright silver titling on spine. Spine slightly faded. No ownership marks. xiv, 424 pages clean and tight. 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.
Description:Very Good. B0000CLKFK A Very Good book and a Good+ dustjacket....Very Good. B0000CLKFK A Very Good book and a Good+ dustjacket. Dj has some spotting along its edges; book has slight spotting along the outer fore-edge but otherwise is clean and tight. 424 pages.
Description:Very Good Plus in Good Plus jacket. DJ ruubed with some edge...Very Good Plus in Good Plus jacket. DJ ruubed with some edge wear, spine toned and soiled, previous owner's name on ffep, otherwise very clean and bright.
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