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About the Book

The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes in his introduction to this new edition, "as indispensable to the professional as it is accessible to the general reader"--a fundamental companion for students of Homer and Homeric Greece.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Introduction vii
Preface xix
Map xxii
1. Homer and the Greeks 5
2. Bards and Heroes 18
3. Wealth and Labor 46
4. Household, Kin, and Community 71
5. Morals and Values * 109
Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited 147
Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy-One Hundred Years After * 166
Bibliographical Essay 187
Index of Passages Quoted 197
General Index 201.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-195) and indexes.

New York Review Books classics


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PA4037 .F48 2002

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xxi, 205 p. :
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