The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 2, Books 5-8Hardback Iliad
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- Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Format: Hardback | 368 pages
- Dimensions: 158mm x 228mm x 28mm | 662g
- Publication date: 1 July 1990
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge
- ISBN 10: 0521237106
- ISBN 13: 9780521237109
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: index
This is the second volume in the major six-volume commentary on The Iliad now being prepared under the general editorship of Professor Kirk. Volume I was published in 1985. As before 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 as well as of the complex social and cultural background to the work.
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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.