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    Homer: Iliad Book XXIV: Bk.24 (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Homer, Edited by C.W. Macleod, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Homer: Iliad Book XXIV: Bk.24
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Homer, Edited by C.W. Macleod, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521286206
    ISBN 10: 0521286204
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC19: 883.01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000
    DC22: 883.01, 883/.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PA4020 .P24 1982
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '[Macleod's] extraordinary success in catering for users at very different levels (including those who know no Greek) is characteristic of the whole work, and it is likely to exercise an influence far greater than its relatively modest appearance would, at first sight, suggest.' The Times Literary Supplement '[This book] must be the most rewarding scholarly commentary in English on Homer. While informed by much learning, articulated with great precision, it is essentially literary-critical ... Macleod's interpretation is deeply humane, and ... contains much to admire, including pointed comparisons with later literature ... and some sensitive extended discussions ... All in all, Macleod's volume is a pleasure to work with ...' Greece and Rome
    Table of contents
    Preface; Introduction; Bibliographical note; Note on the text and apparatus; Commentary; Indexes to the commentary.