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1817 HOMEROS Odyssey antique 3 volumes in FRENCH ILLUSTRATED
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HOMER
L'Odyssée. D'Homere
Traduit en François par Madame Dacier. Paris, Saintin, libraire de la cour, 1817,
3 volumes
CLXX,(2),296; 319,(1); 292p.
3 different engraved frontispieces, 15 plates bound at the end of volume 3, each with 1-4 explanatory textpages, original uniformed hcalf with gilt spine Small size: 2.5 by 4"
Identical bookplate on upper pastedowns.
Good condition, some wear
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Homer is the legendary author to whom the authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey (the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature) is attributed. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time.
For example; in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Virgil refers to him as "Poet sovereign", king of all poets; in the preface to his translation of the Iliad, Alexander Pope acknowledges that Homer has always been considered the "greatest of poets".
The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.
The Homeric epics were a defining influence on ancient Greek culture and education. To Plato, Homer was simply the one who "has taught Greece"
From antiquity until the present day, the influence of Homeric epic on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film.
The question of by whom, when, where and under what circumstances the Iliad and Odyssey were composed continues to be debated. It is generally accepted that the two works were written by different authors.
It is thought that the poems were composed at some point around the late eighth or early seventh century BC.
Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider these accounts legendary.
The poems are in Homeric Greek, also known as Epic Greek, a literary language which shows a mixture of features of the Ionic and Aeolic dialects from different centuries; the predominant influence is Eastern Ionic.
Most researchers believe that the poems were originally transmitted orally.
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    HOMER
    L'Odyssée. D'Homere
    Traduit en François par Madame Dacier. Paris, Saintin, libraire de la cour, 1817,
    3 volumes
    CLXX,(2),296; 319,(1); 292p.
    3 different engraved frontispieces, 15 plates bound at the end of volume 3, each with 1-4 explanatory textpages, original uniformed hcalf with gilt spine Small size: 2.5 by 4"
    Identical bookplate on upper pastedowns.
    Good condition, some wear
    =============================
    Homer is the legendary author to whom the authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey (the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature) is attributed. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time.
    For example; in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, Virgil refers to him as "Poet sovereign", king of all poets; in the preface to his translation of the Iliad, Alexander Pope acknowledges that Homer has always been considered the "greatest of poets".
    The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the ten-year journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.
    The Homeric epics were a defining influence on ancient Greek culture and education. To Plato, Homer was simply the one who "has taught Greece"
    From antiquity until the present day, the influence of Homeric epic on Western civilization has been great, inspiring many of its most famous works of literature, music, art and film.
    The question of by whom, when, where and under what circumstances the Iliad and Odyssey were composed continues to be debated. It is generally accepted that the two works were written by different authors.
    It is thought that the poems were composed at some point around the late eighth or early seventh century BC.
    Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider these accounts legendary.
    The poems are in Homeric Greek, also known as Epic Greek, a literary language which shows a mixture of features of the Ionic and Aeolic dialects from different centuries; the predominant influence is Eastern Ionic.
    Most researchers believe that the poems were originally transmitted orally.
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  • Location: This item ships from Pennsylvania

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    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

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