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Homer, the Iliad

Author: M S Silk
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Landmarks of world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silk, M.S.
Homer, the Iliad.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607058289
Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homère.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homerus; Homerus.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M S Silk
ISBN: 0521832330 9780521832335 052153996X 9780521539968
OCLC Number: 56040786
Notes: "A student guide"--Cover.
Description: viii, 103 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Homer's world and the making of the Iliad. The Iliad and Mycenaean civilisation ; The Dark Age and eighth-century pan-Hellenism ; The date of the Iliad ; "Homer" ; Do we have Homer's Iliad? ; Oral poetry: performance and public ; Oral composition: the formulaic system ; Oral composition: conclusions ; The language of the Iliad ; Society in the Iliad ; The religious background --
2. The poem. Summary ; Shape and structure ; Translation ; Stylisation and immediacy ; Heroism ; War ; Gods and men ; The caracters and their presentation ; Achilles ; Achilles and heroic ideology ; Conclusions --
3. The Iliad and world literature. The after-life of the Iliad ; The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid and Paradise lost.
Series Title: Landmarks of world literature.
Other Titles: Iliad
Responsibility: M.S. Silk.
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