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Prolegomena to Homer, 1795.

By: Wolf, Friedrich August.
Contributor(s): Grafton, Anthony.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Princeton Legacy Library: Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (0 p.).ISBN: 9781400857692.Subject(s): Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism | Homer -- Criticism and interpretation | Mythology, Greek, in literature -- Early works to 1800 | Oral tradition -- Greece -- Early works to 1800Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prolegomena to Homer, 1795DDC classification: 883/.01 LOC classification: PA4037.A2 -- W6813 1985ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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This is the first English translation of Wolf's Prolegomena ad Homerum, a seminal work for classical scholarship. An introduction places Wolf in the cultural setting of 18th-century Germany, especially with regard to Homeric studies, showing how he was influenced by contemporary textual criticism of the Old Testament, and how Wolf's work was originally received. Appended are translations both of selections from a book by Old Testament scholar J.G. Eichhorn and of correspondence dealing with Prolegomena between Wolf and his teacher C.J. Heyne. Notes explaining allusions and referring readers to later scholarship have been added to the translation. There are three brief up-to-date bibliographical essays as well as indexes of proper names and of passages cited by Wolf. The author's often intricate Latin is turned into English fairly easy to read. The translators are due our thanks for making available to English readers this landmark in the history of classical scholarship. For undergraduates and, especially, graduate students.-R.M. Frazer, Tulane University

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