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Homer : poet of the Iliad

Author: Mark W Edwards
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : John Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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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Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character) in literature.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark W Edwards
ISBN: 0801840163 9780801840166
OCLC Number: 25617024
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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