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Published: 21 December 2017

332 Pages


ISBN: 9780198802556

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The Homeric Simile in Comparative Perspectives

Oral Traditions from Saudi Arabia to Indonesia

Jonathan L. Ready

  • Examines oral traditional works from around the world, introducing a wealth of often neglected comparanda for the Homeric epics and revivifying a comparative approach to Homeric poetry
  • Builds on research from outside classical studies to approach a central feature of Homeric poetry from a truly interdisciplinary perspective
  • Includes English translations of all foreign and ancient languages, ensuring accessibility to readers regardless of language familiarity