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Iliad. Book XVIII

Author: Homer; R B Rutherford
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Book 18 of the Iliad is an outstanding example of the range and power of Homeric epic. It describes the reaction of the hero Achilles to the death of his closest friend, and his decision to re-enter the conflict even though it means he will lose his own life. The book also includes the forging of the marvellous shield for the hero by the smith-god Hephaestus: the images on the shield are described by the poet in  Read more...
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Named Person: Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; R B Rutherford
ISBN: 9781107067776 1107067774 9781107643123 1107643120
OCLC Number: 1054260279
Language Note: Text in Greek; introduction and commentary in English.
Description: xiii, 261 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Book 18 and the choice of Achilles; 2. Hector; 3. The gods; 4. The shield of Achilles; 5. Homeric language and style: some important features; 6. Metre, grammar, text; Iliad 18 ( ); Commentary; Appendix: Gilgamesh and Homer.
Series Title: Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; edited by R.B. Rutherford.

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Book 18 of the Iliad is an outstanding example of the range and power of Homeric epic. This edition provides an introduction, text and commentary suitable for intermediate and advanced students of  Read more...

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