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Heraclitus : Homeric problems

edited and translated by Donald A. Russell and David Konstan

(Writings from the Greco-Roman world / John T. Fitzgerald, general editor, v. 14)

Brill, 2005

  • cloth bdg.

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Allegoriae Homericae

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Commentaries in English; texts in Greek with parallel English translation

Bibliography: p. 133-136

Includes indexes

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This is the first English translation of the only extended ancient treatise on Homer that survives today. It provides a detailed allegorical discussion of controversial passages in the Iliad and the Odyssey and is a mine of information on ancient approaches to allegory and to literary criticism. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (

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