The Homeric Question: A Historical Sketch

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Abstract

The history of the Homeric Question stretches from antiquity to the present. I focus on its modern phase and its inauguration of the scientific study of Homeric poetry. The aim of this historical sketch is (a) to offer an up-to-date, concise, and critical presentation of the Homeric Question and (b) to review the main issues explored by the various schools of interpretation.

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