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In HOMER'S DAUGHTER Robert Graves recreates the ODYSSEY. He bases his story on Samuel Butler's argument that the author of the ODYSSEY was not the blind and bearded Homer of legend, but a young woman who calls herself Nausicaa in Graves' story.

"Here," he says, "is the story of a high-spirited and religious-minded Sicilian girl who saves her father's throne from usurpation, herself from a distasteful marriage, and her two younger brothers from butchery by boldly making things happen, instead of sitting still and hoping for the best." --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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ISBN-10:  0304292516
ISBN-13:  978-0304292516
Author:  Robert Graves
Publisher:  Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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review by . March 22, 1998
Robert Graves, poet, novelist and scholar of things Greek, here explores the possibility that The Odyssey, successor to Homer's Illiad, was written by a princess of mixed Greek and other ancestry in a Greek-Trojan settlement in ancient Sicily some time after the Trojan War. Using internal evidence which suggests female authorship and a relationship of the terrain described to areas in the western Mediterranean, Graves speculates that the true author told her own story, possibly a true one, buried …
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