Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliadby:
In Homeric Moments, Eva Brann brilliantly conveys the unique delights of Homer's epics as she focuses on the crucial scenes, or moments, that mark the high points of the narratives: Penelope and Odyssesus meet for the first time in twenty years; young Telemacus bodly confronts the angry suitors; Achilles gives way to boundless grief at the death of Patroclus.
"Homer's 'artful reticence' is brought to light in Eva Brann's delightful book. She writes for the first-time reader of Homer but also instructs the weathered scholar. " -Harvey C Mansfield, Harvard University
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