by Peter Jones"Companions" are for those approaching classical authors with no knowledge of Greek, Latin or the ancient world. Accompaning available translations, they are useful for students of Classical Civilization Studies for GCSE & A Level & at university. Ancient history students will find the commentary on source materials useful. Each volume includes an introduction to author & work, with reference to scholarship; commentary explaining details, historical background & difficult passages; & periodic summaries of situation or content. This book has a line-by-line commentary on The Odyssey explaining factual details, mythological allusions & conventions a general reader is not expected to bring to an initial encounter. It also illuminates epic style, composition methods, structure & characterization. An introduction describes features of oral poetry & the history of the text.
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