The Problem of the Homeric Poems

The Problem of the Homeric Poems

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The Problem of the Homeric Poems

The Problem of the Homeric Poems

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The following book contains the results of an extensive investigation into the two great Homeric poems, the object being to determine, if possible, from the internal evidence alone, their mutual relation and connection. How far I may have succeeded in throwing light on the Homeric question, or in solving the problem in all its parts and intricacies, others must determine; but I may claim the credit of having faced the question fairly, and of having contributed materials that may be instrumental towards its ultimate decision.

In such a question, concerning poems of so high antiquity and such remoteness, if not mysteriousness, of origin, the solution must always remain hypothetical , but the hypothesis that fits the great facts and explains the largest number of phenomena is the one that possesses the best title to acceptance. The phenomena to which I appeal, many of them now for the first time disclosed, throw considerable light on the question, and whatever may be the fate of my hypothesis, the facts on which it is . . .

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