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This review is from: The World of Odysseus (New York Review Books Classics) (Paperback)
Entertaining account of the social milieu of the Homeric poems. After reading the poems themselves, the perfect gentle introduction to the oft-impenetrable world of moden scholarship. Helps restore and explain the "otherness" of the Homeric world, the features that strike us as odd and even funny are well explained.