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Homer's Iliad : a commentary on the translation of Richmond Lattimore

Author: Norman Postlethwaite
Publisher: Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2000.
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"This book introduces the general reader, as well as the student of Classics, to the Iliad of Homer, the earliest work of European literature and one of its greatest masterpieces. This new commentary offers the background which readers of the poem in English need in order to understand its detail of story and characters. It provides a line-by-line guide to the story's unravelling and to the literary features which  Read more...
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Postlethwaite, Norman.
Homer's Iliad.
Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606559864
Online version:
Postlethwaite, Norman.
Homer's Iliad.
Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2000
(OCoLC)607748592
Named Person: Homer.; Richmond Lattimore; Achilles, (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character); Richmond Lattimore; Homerus.; Homer.; Richmond Alexander Lattimore
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Postlethwaite
ISBN: 0859896838 9780859896832 0859896846 9780859896849
OCLC Number: 45314667
Description: viii, 324 pages : map ; 21 cm
Contents: Maps of Greece --
Homer --
The Homeric Epics --
The Historical Background --
The Trojan War --
Composition --
The Homeric Question --
Some Features of Style --
The Hero --
The Gods.
Responsibility: Norman Postlethwaite.
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