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A companion to the Iliad : based on the translation by Richmond Lattimore

Author: Malcolm M Willcock; Homer.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to the reading of The Iliad gives summaries, explanations of allusions, and general background material on how to appreciate this epic poem. Willcock provides a line-by-line commentary that explains allusions and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the Iliad. Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character); Trojan War; Homer.; Homr̈e.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm M Willcock; Homer.
ISBN: 0226898547 9780226898544 0226898555 9780226898551
OCLC Number: 1676208
Description: viii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Appendix A: Transmission of the text of the Iliad and commentaries on it --
Appendix B: Methods of fighting in the Iliad --
Appendix C: Mythology and the Gods --
Appendix D: The "Aithiopis theory."
Responsibility: Malcolm M. Willcock.

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A guide to the reading of The Iliad gives summaries, explanations of allusions, and general background material on how to appreciate this epic poem. Willcock provides a line-by-line commentary that explains allusions and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the Iliad. Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

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