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The Resource Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : [a biography], Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)

Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : [a biography], Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)

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Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : [a biography]
Title
Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey
Title remainder
[a biography]
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Alberto Manguel
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eng
Summary
No one knows if there was a man named Homer, but there is little doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature. The Iliad and the Odyssey-with their incomparable tales of the Trojan War, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Cyclops, the beautiful Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods-are familiar to most people because they are so pervasive. They have fed our imaginations for over two and a half millennia, inspiring everyone from Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, Dante to Wolfgang Petersen. In this graceful and sweeping addition to the Books that Changed the World series, Alberto Manguel traces the lineage of these epic poems. He considers their original purpose, either as allegory or record of history; surveys the challenges the pagan poems presented to the early Christian world; and traces their spread after the Reformation. Following Homer through the greatest literature ever created, Manguel's book above all delights in the poems themselves, the "primordial spring without which there would have been no culture."
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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1948-
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Manguel, Alberto
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Read by Michael Prichard
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  • Prichard, Michael
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Trojan War
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
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adult
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Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : [a biography], Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781400123933
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MWT10756153
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sound
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10756153
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MWT10756153
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Label
Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey : [a biography], Alberto Manguel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (420 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400123933
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756153
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756153
System control number
MWT10756153
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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