Wednesday, 24 February 2016

The ‘talking pictures’ of Homeric topography

        (Text: Hettie Putman Cramer & Makis Metaxas)

       It is a fact that the reliability of Homeric topography has  been called in question since the early years of the historical era, and the argument still rages unabated today. The unending dispute over the authorship, date of origin, composition and subsequent revision of the Homeric epics has not allowed any firm conclusions to be drawn with regard to their dating.