Get the Best Price on Homer’s Masterpieces


bristol-classics-homer-bundle“The ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey’ stand at the head of the epic poetry of the world. . . . Artistically, in spite of their early date, they are the product of a mature art, expressing with supreme nobility and grace permanent and varied
yet simple types of human nature, in a language unsurpassed for its combination of directness, simplicity, and beauty.”
—William A. Neilson

More than 2,500 years ago, Homer composed the Iliad and The Odyssey. So complete was his success that, for the next 20 centuries at least, most Western writers aspired not to surpass him, not to invent some creative new form, but simply to rewrite him with new settings and new characters. (Think of Virgil’s Aeneid; think of Joyce’s Ulysses.)

Why was Homer so influential?

Homer’s fame isn’t the result of any one attribute—it’s the result of at least three:

  • His themes are nearly universal: honor, dignity, battles, long journeys home. They helped cement Greek culture and they’re still powerful today.
  • His prose is a delight, graceful and memorable. The Homeric adjectives are especially famous.
  • He’s just plain fun to read, full of adventure and memorable characters.

The great translator Alexander Pope writes,

“[Homer’s] work is a wild paradise, where, if we cannot see all the beauties as distinctly as in an ordered garden, it is only because the number of them is infinitely greater. It is like a copious nursery, which contains the seeds and first productions of every kind, out of which those who followed him have but selected some particular plants, each according to his fancy, to cultivate and beautify.”

Get the best price before it’s too late!

Noet’s 15-volume Bristol Classics Homer Bundle gives you the IliadThe Odyssey, and a number of insightful commentaries. It’s a terrific window into Homer’s world.

The bundle is on Pre-Pub for 15% off, but that deal won’t last long.

Get the best price: pre-order the Bristol Classics Homer Bundle now!

Welcome to the Noet Blog

noet-logo-V2Greetings from Noet Scholarly Tools! My name is Benjamin Amundgaard, I’m the product manager for Noet and I’d like to welcome you to our new blog.

What is Noet?

Noet is a suite of texts and tools designed to enhance your study of the humanities.  From Classics like the Odyssey, to Enlightenment philosophers like Descartes, to modern literature like Ulysses, Noet enables you to gain deep insights into a specific text, author, or genre.  Noet resources are connected, allowing you to study original language texts side-by-side with the English translation and get lexical information with a click. Smart texts and powerful search functions enable you to study an idea across your whole library or learn how that idea has developed throughout time. You can also take notes on a text and import research papers, making your own work part of your library.

What to expect from this blog

  1. Product updates: We’ll keep you up to date as new products are added to our catalogue or when there are sales or other promotional events.  These posts will contain background on the author and topic as well as show how the resource integrates into your existing Noet library.
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