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    DescriptionHomer: Poet of the "Iliad" is the perfect companion both for readers deepening their appreciation of the poem and its form and for those encountering Homer's work for the first time. Mark Edwards combines the advantages of a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make the insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists. Since interpretation of the epic requires an understanding of the ancient oral tradition and its conventions, Edwards offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetics of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He also discusses essential elements of Homeric society -- its religion, history, and social values -- to clarify the style and substance of the poetry. In the second half of the book, Edwards's scene-by-scene explication of ten major books of the Iliad leads the reader to a greater perception of Homer's mastery and manipulation of convention.


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    Title
    Homer
    Subtitle
    Poet of the Iliad
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark W. Edwards
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 485 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801840166
    ISBN 10: 0801840163
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    B&T General Subject: 495
    DC22: 883/.01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 883.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PA4037 .E39 1987, 86021134
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DB, DSC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 March 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Review quote
    Edwards makes reading Homer exciting and meaningful. He's alert to every aspect of his subject, including the problem of translations. His book is an indispensable companion for anyone keen on drawing from this great source of wisdom and delight. Christian Science Monitor