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Iliad A Commentary

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ISBN-10: 0521281733

ISBN-13: 9780521281737

Edition: 1993

Authors: Homer, Bryan Hainsworth, Jack C. Richards, G. S. Kirk

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The six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad prepared under the General Editorship of Professor G. S. Kirk is complete with the publication of this volume. It opens with two introductory chapters: the first on Homeric diction, the second on the contributions that comparative studies have made to seeing the Homeric epics in sharper perspective. In the commentary Dr. Hainsworth confronts the serious problems posed by the ninth, tenth and twelfth books of the Iliad. The Greek text is not included.
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/11/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts…    

Introduction
Formulas
The Iliad as heroic poetry
Commentary
Index