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The Iliad

Author: Martin Mueller
Publisher: London ; Boston : G. Allen & Unwin, 1984.
Series: Unwin critical library.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mueller, Martin, 1939-
Iliad.
London ; Boston : G. Allen & Unwin, 1984
(OCoLC)644354119
Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homère.; Achilles, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Mueller
ISBN: 0048000272 9780048000279 0048000876 9780048000873
OCLC Number: 10404283
Description: 210 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: General editor's preface --
1. Introduction --
History and the Iliad --
Oral poetry, the Iliad, and the modern reader --
2. The plot of the Iliad --
Achilles, Hektor and the fall of Troy --
Achilles in Book 1 --
Hektor during the abscence of Achilles --
The embassy --
The Patrokleia --
Hektor after the death of Patroklos --
The death of Hektor and the structure of the Iliad --
3. Fighting in the Iliad --
The ethos of Homeric fighting --
The individual encounter --
Necrologues and gloating speeches --
Narrative patterns beyond the individual encounter --
The progress of battle --
4. The simile --
The narrative function of similes --
The content of similes --
The function of detail: the lion smiles --
Contrast and significance in the Iliadic image --
The Homeric simile and the epic tradition --
5. The gods --
Human and divine motivation --
The Homeric gods and their society --
6. The composition of the Iliad --
Repetition and contextual surplus --
The composition of the Iliad --
7. The life of the Iliad.
Series Title: Unwin critical library.
Responsibility: Martin Mueller.

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