Homer's Daughter

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Homer's Daughter is a 1955 novel by Robert Graves, famous for I, Claudius and The White Goddess.

It starts from the idea that Homer's Odyssey was actually written by a princess in the Greek settlements in Sicily. The novel makes an entirely speculative reconstruction of who she was and why she wrote such a work. It has her modifying the legends that existed in her own time to partly match a crisis in her own life.

It is one of Graves's less popular novels, but is in print and does have some admirers.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ "Carcanet Press - Homer's Daughter and the Anger of Achilles". Carcanet.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Robert Graves. "Homer's Daughter". Goodreads. Retrieved 1 January 2015.