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Hidden histories 'The Odyssey' and 'The Iliad' are giving up new secrets about the ancient world
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Poetry; Books; Greek civilization
Author: Gottschall, Jonathan
Date: Sep 28, 2008
Start Page: D.1
Section: Ideas
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Insights from comparative anthropology have transformed studies of the society that created the poems and allowed us to analyze the epics in a new way, suggesting that their particular patterns of violence contain a hidden key to ancient Greek history - though not necessarily the key that Homer's readers once thought they were being given.

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