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The Iliad: A Commentary, Volume 2: Books 5-8

The Iliad: A Commentary, Volume 2: Books 5-8

by G. S. KirkG. S. Kirk
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This is the second volume in the major six-volume commentary on the Iliad now being prepared under Professor Kirk's direction. The volume consists of four introductory essays followed by the commentary itself (the Greek text is not included). This project is the first large-scale commentary on the Iliad for nearly 100 years, and takes special account of language, style, and thematic structure while examining the complex social and cultural background of Homer's epic.

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ISBN-13: 9780521237109
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Series: Iliad , #2
Pages: 351
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Intrroduction; 1. The Homeric gods: prior considerations; 2. Typical motifs and scenes; 3. The speech-element in The Iliad; 4. History and fiction in The Iliad; Commentary; Book 5; Book 6; Book 7; Book 8; Index.

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