The World of Odysseus

The World of Odysseus is a Folio Society hardback in a slipcase; the book is in fine condition, with decorated brown boards, seemingly unread; the slipcase is in near fine condition.


M. I. Finlay


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The World of Odysseus Synopsis

The World of Odysseus is a concise and fascinating account of the society that gave birth to The Iliad and The Odyssey. A pioneering work of social history first published in 1954, Finley’s brilliant study is a fundamental companion for any student of Homer or ancient Greece.

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About Moses Finlay

Sir Moses Israel Finley, (20 May 1912 – 23 June 1986) was an American-born British academic and classical scholar. His prosecution by the United States Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security during the 1950s, resulted in his relocation to England, where he became an English classical scholar and eventually master of Darwin College, Cambridge.

Why buy The World of Odysseus from Daker Books?

Daker Books is an independent bookshop in the village of Kibworth, south Leicestershire, specialising in rare and collectable treasures, signed copies, pre-loved and beautiful editions. We have a large collection of Folio Society books too. We pride ourselves on our friendly, professional service and place customer relations and environmental sustainability at the heart of business.

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Folio Society books

Daker Books wants to help its customers seek out second-hand books of the highest quality. To aid in this goal, we have identified that The Folio Society produces books that many of our regular visitors desire. For over 70 years, The Folio Society has published beautiful, illustrated editions of the world’s greatest books. They aim to produce unique books that are outstanding in both their literary content and physical form, and that will grace every bookshelf.

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M. I. Finlay


Folio Society




First thus


Hardback in slipcase