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10. An infernal journey

10. An infernal journey  

Barbara Graziosi

in Homer: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2019
Published Online: 
Mar 2019
eISBN: 
9780191785238
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589944.003.0011
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199589944
Of all his many adventures, Odysseus’ journey to the Underworld is his most extreme. He manages to reach the place most distant from home, and from life itself, yet return even from there. ... More
Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Reading: A Very Short Introduction  

Belinda Jack

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
Published Online: 
Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198820581
Reading: A Very Short Introduction explores the fascinating history of literacy and the opportunities reading opens. For much of human history reading was the preserve of the ... More
5. Writing, scribes, and literature

5. Writing, scribes, and literature  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2016
Published Online: 
Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191793288
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198726470
By the beginning of the Old Babylonian Kingdom, Sumerian and its cuneiform alphabet was a dead language, but it acquired a revered status in educated and cultured circles in Babylonian ... More

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