Chios: a conference at the Homereion in Chios, 1984

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - Science - 361 pages
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The island of Chios is widely believed to be the birthplace of Homer, and has since antiquity been prominent as a wine producer and trading state. Chios flourished under the Venetians and the Turks, and is a major cultural center of Greece today. This book contains twenty-six essays by international scholars on the brilliant history and art of Chios, including discussions of literature and poetry, archaeology, and painting.

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Heroic and unheroic ideas in Homer
3
Homers use of Achilles earlier campaigns in the Iliad
15
The pseudoHerodotean life of Homer and Chios
21
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About the Editor:
John Boardman is Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaelogy and Art at Oxford University, and editor of the acclaimed Oxford History of The Classical World, which The New York Times Book Review called "the finest one-volume survey available."

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