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Homer: A Ladybird Expert Book

Homer: A Ladybird Expert Book



'Brought evocatively to life' HISTORY REVEALED

- Was there really a Trojan War?
- What makes a Homeric hero?
- How did Odysseus defeat the Cyclops?

IMMERSE yourself in the epic adventures of the Ancient Greek gods and heroes. Filled with daring feats, battles and terrifying monsters, the poems and the stories told within them raise complex questions about fate, death and forgiveness that are still debated today.


Written by the winner of the Classical Association Prize 2020, Daisy Dunn's Homer is a fascinating introduction to these ancient stories and their truly timeless themes.


  • The Ladybird Expert series continues to tackle admirably remote subjects with this look at the life and work of enigmatic, ancient author Homer. His stories of the Trojan War and the later journey home of legendary king Odysseus may be just that - stories - but here they're brought evocatively to life. As well as a guide to their epic plots, there's also explorations of their themes, inspirations, and subsequent legacies
    History Revealed

About the author

Daisy Dunn

Daisy Dunn is a writer and classicist. She is also the author of In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny, Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome, Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome's Most Erotic Poet, and The Poems of Catullus: A New Translation. She has a doctorate in Classics and Art History and edits the Greek culture journal ARGO: A Hellenic Review.
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