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Homer : The Iliad

By: Allan, William.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Classical World: Publisher: Huntingdon : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (128 p.).ISBN: 9781472502971.Subject(s): Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism | Homer -- Criticism and interpretation | Homer. -- IliadGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Homer : The IliadDDC classification: 883.01 LOC classification: PA4037.A6118 2012ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Map""; ""1. Homer and Early Greek Epic""; ""2. Language, Style, and Structure""; ""3. The Hero and Homeric Society""; ""4. Mortals and Immortals""; ""5. War and Family Life""; ""Epilogue""; ""Suggestions for Further Reading""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Z""
Summary: This book offers a clear and stimulating introduction to Homer's <i>Iliad</i>, the greatest poem of Western culture. It discusses central aspects of the work (including the tradition of oral poetry, the style and structure of the epic, and its depiction of the gods, heroism, war, and gender roles) and guides the reader in understanding the skill and profundity of Homer's achievement. This introduction is ideal for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, but it requires no knowledge of ancient Greek and is intended for all readers interested in Homer.
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""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Map""; ""1. Homer and Early Greek Epic""; ""2. Language, Style, and Structure""; ""3. The Hero and Homeric Society""; ""4. Mortals and Immortals""; ""5. War and Family Life""; ""Epilogue""; ""Suggestions for Further Reading""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Z""

This book offers a clear and stimulating introduction to Homer's <i>Iliad</i>, the greatest poem of Western culture. It discusses central aspects of the work (including the tradition of oral poetry, the style and structure of the epic, and its depiction of the gods, heroism, war, and gender roles) and guides the reader in understanding the skill and profundity of Homer's achievement. This introduction is ideal for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, but it requires no knowledge of ancient Greek and is intended for all readers interested in Homer.

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William Allan is the McConnell Laing Fellow and Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature at University College, Oxford, and Lecturer at the Faculty of Classics, University of Oxford, UK. He is the author of Euripides' Medea (also published by Bloomsbury).

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