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by Bernard Knox,M. I. Finley

  • ISBN: 1590170172
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Bernard Knox,M. I. Finley
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics; 4th printing edition (August 10, 2002)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1612 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 208

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Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist The World of Odysseus by . Finley is considered a classic about Bronze Age Greece, and it is. And with an introduction by Bernard Knox is always interesting.

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. The World of Odysseus by .

Introduction by bernard knox. M. I. FINLEY (1912–1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City. The world of odysseus. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history. During the Thirties Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America.

Additional Book Information. Series: NYRB Classics ISBN: 9781590170175 Pages: 232 Publication Date: September 30, 2002. His book is a valuable synthesis of what's known for certain about Homer's era and some of the events the poet describes.

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Knox's book of the same name, in which Knox defended the continuing relevance of classical Greek culture to modern society . Moses I. Finley, intro.

Knox's book of the same name, in which Knox defended the continuing relevance of classical Greek culture to modern society. Bernard Knox at the Database of Classical Scholars. a b c Wolfgang Saxon, "Bernard Knox, 95, Classics Scholar, Dies", The New York Times, August 16, 2010.

Bernard Knox (1914-2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.

About Professor M I Finley. Finley (1912-1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City.

By (author) Professor M I Finley, Introduction by Professor Bernard Knox. About Professor M I Finley. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fifteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history.

Discover new books on Goodreads. The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts

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ISBN-10 : 1590170172. ISBN-13 : 9781590170175.

I. During the thirties, Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America.

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.

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The Rollers of Vildar The Rollers of Vildar
I am reading this book while re-reading the works of Homer and it is extremely helpful. This book provides lots of information and insights on social relationships, customs, economy in ancient Greece. It is helping me better understand literature that I love and the world in which its heroes moved and interacted with each other. Great reading! You can tell that the author has an immense knowledge of the era, but is able to convey it in a light, easy-to-access way. I would suggest this book to anyone interested in ancient Greek culture.
Kalv Kalv
I read this, of course, in conjunction with The Iliad and The Odyssey. As you would expect from the title, this book is a great introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about the world that Homer lived in. Its easy readability makes it a pleasure to read, and it definitely enhances your understanding of The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Yadon Yadon
Originally published in 1954, revised in 1978, this little book is both interesting and pretty damned thorough. Knox's introduction is, like all his work, first class. If "The Odyssey" for you is more than some cool stories, you should read this book.
Painbrand Painbrand
Reading Finley immediately after you finish Homer allows you to revisit the epics' individual passages and tie them into coherent themes. Finley's discussion of the Greek household, or oikos, is especially good, as are his insights on giftgiving. The world that Homer sang of is a stark contrast to the more familiar, Classical Greece, and yet the seeds of that Greece (and hence our world) are already recognizably there. Perhaps they are there in a truer, less alloyed form.

The only regrettable part of this book is the second appendix, a speech that Finley later gave on Schliemann. It is full of such professional bitterness that one begins to doubt Finley's decency. The publisher produced a gem of a book, but it should seriously consider removing these few pages in future editions.
Nto Nto
Awesome read. Educational.
Steel balls Steel balls
Finley only briefly ventures into archaeology in the beginning of _The World of Odysseus_, and only to demonstrate that Mycenean Greece is not the world of the Homeric heroes. From this conclusion he guesses that Homer is likely describing a world that existed between the Mycenean era and the poet's own time.
Finley then goes literary, eschewing anthropology and archaeology and instead analyzing the texts of the Iliad and the Odyssey. From the stories of Homer, he reconstructs the sort of society in the Homeric heroes lived, in terms of its economy, its social structure, and its morals and values.
The picture he draws is interesting and compelling, above all because it is consistent. Its consistency is, of course, an argument in favor of the view that the Homeric world really did exist (i.e., that gods and magic and specific names aside, the cultural world described by Homer is authentic, and not an artistic creation). Moreover, because the culture is consistent, an understanding of it helps a reader to interpret sometimes puzzling actions on the part of Homer's heroes. This is therefore important secondary reading to accompany any reading of Homer.
Nahelm Nahelm
The World of Odysseus by M.I. Finley is considered a classic about Bronze Age Greece, and it is. And with an introduction by Bernard Knox is always interesting. Prof. Finley is very such of his evaluations about the Greek Bronze Age and definately so about Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and who might have written it. I am sure that camp about the Greeks and Homer are divided between those who agree and those who don't. I find much in his argument to agree with.
Very good book to read in conjunction with your next read of the Iliad and Odyssey.