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date: 21 April 2024

Homer in Late Antiquity 

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Robert ShorrockRobert Shorrock

The poetry of Homer retained a uniquely privileged position in Late Antiquity. In the first instance his *epic narratives and rich word-hoard continued to underpin Greek literary culture. Quintus Smyrnaeus chose to continue the story of the War of Troy from the precise point where Homer had left off at the end of ... ...

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