Translations of this work's many quotations in foreign languages appeared separately as the 1747 Proofs of the Enquiry into Homer's Life and Writings.
As described in John Oswald's advertisement: “The Book is properly an Answer to this Question: “By what Fate, or Disposition of Things it has happened, that no Poet has equalled him for 2700 Years, nor any, that we know, ever surpassed him before?” Sect. I. An Enquiry into Homer’s Country and Climate. II. Into the public Manners of his Nation. III. Into his Language: Origin of Language. IV. Into his Religion: Origin of the Grecian Rites. V. Into the Manners of the Times: ancient and modern Manners compared. VI. Into the Influence of such a Conjuncture. VII. Into Homer’s Education and Learning: History of Learning, and preceding Writers. VIII. Into his Character, Employment, and Manner of Life. IX. His Journey to Egypt: His Allegories. X. His visiting Delphi: Rise of Oracles and Theology. XI. His Converse with the Phenicians: His Miracles. XII. His Subject: The Trojan War, and Wanderings of Ulysses. With a new Head of Homer, and 16 Copper-Plates done by the greatest Masters: As also a new Map of Greece, and of the Countries known to the ancient Greeks about the Time of the Trojan War; their ancient Names, and first Inhabitants, with a Draught of the Voyages of Menelaus and Ulysses.”
LIFE and WRITINGS
H O M E R
This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.