Homer: Iliad Book Xxiv by HomerHomer: Iliad Book Xxiv by Homer

Homer: Iliad Book Xxiv

byHomerEditorColin W. Macleod

Paperback | April 30, 1982

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The twenty-fourth book of the Iliad - the account of Priam's ransoming of Hector's body from Achilles - is one of the masterpieces of world literature, a work of interest to a far wider audience than scholars of ancient Greek. In this edition Colin Macleod tries to reach both scholars and Greekless readers alike. In his commentary he gives help to readers unfamiliar with the language of Homer and discusses problems of content and expression, never treating this book in isolation but drawing attention to Homer's artistry and thought in the context of the whole of the Iliad. In his introduction Mr Macleod examines Homer's notion of poetry, his style and language and the architecture and meaning of his work. He tries to show why Book XXIV is a proper conclusion to the Iliad. This is an edition for classical scholars, undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools. The introduction and substantial parts of the commentary require no knowledge of Greek and should find readers among all who are interested in European literature.
Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact...
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Title:Homer: Iliad Book XxivFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.39 inPublished:April 30, 1982Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521286204

ISBN - 13:9780521286206

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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Bibliographical note; Note on the text and apparatus; Commentary; Indexes to the commentary.

Editorial Reviews

'[This book] must be the most rewarding scholarly commentary in English on Homer. While informed by much learning, articulated with great precision, it is essentially literary-critical ... Macleod's interpretation is deeply humane, and ... contains much to admire, including pointed comparisons with later literature ... and some sensitive extended discussions ... All in all, Macleod's volume is a pleasure to work with ...' Greece and Rome