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(HOMER). MYRES, John L., Sir. Homer and His Critics. Edited by Dorothea Gray. London : Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1958). First Edition. Pp [i]-xii,1-302,(6),+ 8 plates. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “In the lectures from which these studies have been collected, the late Sir John Myres traced the impact of 'the original genius of Homer' on successive ages and national traditions. Their purpose is not to give a systematic history of Homeric criticism, but rather to show how in each century workers in widely separated fields contributed something which caused the questions asked about Homer to be put in a different way. Sometimes problems presented by the poems themselves were the starting point, as the peculiarities of their metre were for the study of Greek dialects, or the difficulty of explainingtheir transmission for the analytical criticism which was afterwards appli ed to Biblical studies and to other early literatures. Sometimes the influences were external and almost accidental; so antiquarians found scenes fromthe story of Troy on Hellenistic and Roman works of art, and explorers sti mulated interest in 'primitive' societies. Sir John had a particular interest in these predecessors to his own archaeological and anthropological studies.' - from the dj. Penned name, else very good in spine-browned and torn,edgeworn, and stained dustjacket. 40.00
Title: Homer and His Critics.
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul RKP, London, 1958,:
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