Homer Iliad XXI

Homer Iliad XXI


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Originally published as part of the Pitt Press Series in 1921, this book not only provides the full text of the 21st book of the Iliad, but also includes an introductory guide for the new Greek scholar that addresses issues of vocabulary, translation possibilities and metrical issues. This book will be of value to Classical scholars of any ability, but particularly to anyone reading Homer in the original.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107621206
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/22/2013
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.24(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

History of the poems; Causes of their influence; Suggestions as to study and translation; Homeric grammar; The poems as evidence; Similes; Book XXI; Text; Notes; Vocabulary.

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