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The Odyssey


Publisher:Penguin Classics


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365pp , IN ENGLISH, ABOUT THE AUTHOR : .Homero ( ? . . In ancient Greek ? Homeros ; c VIII century BC ) is the name given to the ancient Greek bard who is traditionally credited with the authorship of the major Greek epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey . From the Hellenistic period it has been questioned whether the author of both epics was the same person ; However , not only did not exist before these doubts but the Iliad and the Odyssey were considered real historical accounts . No doubt that is the pillar on which rests the Greco-Roman epic and therefore , the analytic school occidental..La literature has sought to demonstrate the lack of existing unit in Homeric poems. It was initiated by the abbot François d' Aubignac Hedelin in his posthumous academic Conjectures in 1715 and especially from the work Prolegomena ad Homerum of Friedrich August Wolf in 1795. The analysts defend the intervention of several different hands in developing each of the Homeric poems , which also would be the product of the compilation of small preexisting popular compositions . Subsequently , a school called neoanalítica has interpreted the Homeric poems as a result of the work of a poet simultaneously compiler and creador.14 front of them a point of unitary view holds that each of the Homeric poems have a global conception is and creative inspiration that prevents that may result from a compilation of poems menores.15 Some proponents of the unitary point of view, however , indicate that the differences between both poems suggest the presence of a different author for each the two poems . The classic investigator Richmond Lattimore wrote an essay titled Homer : Who was she ? ( Homer : Who Was She? ) . Samuel Butler was more specific, theorizing a young Sicilian woman as author of the Odyssey ( but not the Iliad ) , an idea further speculated Robert Graves in his novel Homer's Daughter . However , the prevailing attitude which argues that one great poet was the author of bo

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