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    DescriptionThis book introduces the general reader, as well as the student of Classics, to one of the masterpieces of European literature, the Iliad of Homer, in the English translation of Richmond Lattimore. It offers the background which readers need to understand the poem's detail of story and characters, and it provides a step-by-step guide to the story's unravelling and to the literary features which have ensured its enduring popularity since its composition in 750 BC. The edition is designed specifically for the reader who has neither Greek nor any previous knowledge of Homer and approaches the poem as a literary text, seeking to identify the poet's techniques and to assess their effects. It can be used both as a continous reading alongside Lattimore's (or any other) translation and as a reference work for specific points of textual understanding or interpretation. There is a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography and a guide to further reading.


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    Title
    Homer's "Iliad"
    Subtitle
    A Commentary on the Translation of Richmond Lattimore
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norman Postlethwaite
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 500 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780859896832
    ISBN 10: 0859896838
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
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    LC classification: PA4152.U55 P67 2000
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    Publisher
    Liverpool University Press
    Imprint name
    UNIVERSITY OF EXETER PRESS
    Publication date
    01 December 2000
    Author Information
    Norman Postlethwaite is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the School of Classics, Ancient History and Theology, University of Exeter. He is co-editor of Reciprocity in Ancient Greece (Oxford, 1998)
    Review quote
    With clarity and dispatch Postlethwaite manages to provide the background knowledge that an ancient audience would have brought to the poem, noting as well significant thematic developments and directing the reader to a wide range of present-day Homeric studies. Teachers and readers for whom Lattimore's stately cadences capture Homer's Greek most directly will find here an indispensable companion to that most literally faithful of modern translations. -- Andrew Ford, Professor of Classics, Princeton University
    Table of contents
    PREFACE MAPS OF GREECE INTRODUCTION 1. HOMER 2. THE HOMERIC EPICS 3. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 4. THE TROJAN WAR 5. COMPOSITION 6. THE HOMERIC QUESTION 7. SOME FEATURES OF STYLE 8. THE HERO 9. THE GODS COMMENTARY ILIAD ONE ILIAD TWO ILIAD THREE ILIAD FOUR ILIAD FIVE ILIAD SIX ILIAD SEVEN ILIAD EIGHT ILIAD NINE ILIAD TEN ILIAD ELEVEN ILIAD TWELVE ILIAD THIRTEEN ILIAD FOURTEEN ILIAD FIFTEEN ILIAD SIXTEEN ILIAD SEVENTEEN ILIAD EIGHTEEN ILIAD NINETEEN ILIAD TWENTY ILIAD TWENTY-ONE ILIAD TWENTY-TWO ILIAD TWENTY-THREE ILIAD TWENTY-FOUR BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX