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Homer : poet of the Iliad

Author: Mark W Edwards
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987.
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Combines a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists.
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Edwards, Mark W.
Homer.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)570384623
Online version:
Edwards, Mark W.
Homer.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)607817614
Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character) in literature.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark W Edwards
ISBN: 0801833299 9780801833298
OCLC Number: 14379445
Description: x, 341 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Purpose and Plan of This Book --
Homeric Style: Some Basic Features --
The Scale and Structure of the Poems --
Characteristics of Homeric Poetry --
The Bard, Oral Poetry, and Our Present Text --
The Bard in Homer --
Homer the Singer --
The Techniques of Oral Poetry --
The Establishment of the Text --
Narrative: The Poet's Voice --
Language --
Meter and Formulae --
Word Order and Emphasis --
Story Patterns and Use of Myth --
Large-Scale Story Patterns --
Small-Scale Patterns --
Homer's Adaptation of Myth --
Type-Scenes and Expansion --
Battle Scenes --
Description --
Speeches, Soliloquies, and Characterization --
Speeches --
Soliloquies --
Characterization --
Paradigms and Aphorisms --
Similes --
Metaphors --
Symbolism --
Sound --
Word Play and Significant Names --
Gods, Fate, and Mortality --
The Gods as the Religion of the Characters --
The Gods as a Compositional Device --
Mortals and the Gods --
Personification and Psychology --
Honor, Proper Behavior, and Warfare --
Honor --
The Proper Way to Behave --
Warfare --
History and Society --
Ionia in the Time of Homer --
Archaisms from the Mycenaean Age --
Society and Weapons in the Homeric Poems --
Commentaries --
Iliad Book 1 --
The Proem (1-12a) --
The Priest's Appeal and the Plague (12b-52) --
The Assembly and the Quarrel (53-305) --
Achilles and Thetis (306-492) --
The Assembly of the Gods (493-611) --
Iliad Book 3 --
Challenge to a Duel (1-120) --
Helen and Priam on the Wall (121-244) --
The Duel and the Rescue (245-382) --
Helen and Paris (383-461).
Responsibility: Mark W. Edwards.

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Combines a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists.

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"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 Read more...

 
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