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Why Homer Matters

Hosted by the Consul of the Seville Book Group
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Thu 17 Dec 13:30 - 15:00

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Most of us have heard about the Iliad and the Odyssey, the oldest epic poems in the Western canon. A recent book about them, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters, by Adam Nicolson, looks at Homer from different perspective - his history, his poetry, and especially his meaning for us: does Homer matter, and why? The book is superbly written, and combines scholarly rigour and narrative skill with the author's personal search for Hmer, in the places which have a direct connections with the times described in the two poems.