ISBN-10:
0521286204
ISBN-13:
9780521286206
Pub. Date:
05/21/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Homer: Iliad Book XXIV / Edition 1

Homer: Iliad Book XXIV / Edition 1

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Overview

The twenty-fourth book of the Iliad - the account of Priam's ransoming of Hector's body from Achilles - is one of the masterpieces of world literature, a work of interest to a far wider audience than scholars of ancient Greek. In this edition Colin Macleod tries to reach both scholars and Greekless readers alike. In his commentary he gives help to readers unfamiliar with the language of Homer and discusses problems of content and expression, never treating this book in isolation but drawing attention to Homer's artistry and thought in the context of the whole of the Iliad. In his introduction Mr Macleod examines Homer's notion of poetry, his style and language and the architecture and meaning of his work. He tries to show why Book XXIV is a proper conclusion to the Iliad. This is an edition for classical scholars, undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools. The introduction and substantial parts of the commentary require no knowledge of Greek and should find readers among all who are interested in European literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521286206
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/21/2003
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 878,063
Product dimensions: 4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

The ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, the epic tales detail the fabled Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus as he struggles to return home. Homer’s epics have inspired countless books and works of art throughout their long history.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Bibliographical note; Note on the text and apparatus; Commentary; Indexes to the commentary.

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