Iliad IX

Paperback | October 1, 1980

Editor.. Homer, Jasper Griffin

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A concise introduction, text, and commentary on this Book, the turning point in the plot of the poem and one of its poetical peaks, rich in vivid speech and psychology, and raising fundamental questions about heroism and the meaning of human life. There is a general account of Homeric styleand language, and of the formulaic system of composition. The Embassy to Achilles is discussed in the context of an accessible general account of heroic poetry and of the Iliad as a whole. The commentary explains basic points of language and style; it also discusses disputed questions and offers afull literary commentary on all aspects of the text. Quoted Greek is translated.

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A concise introduction, text, and commentary on this Book, the turning point in the plot of the poem and one of its poetical peaks, rich in vivid speech and psychology, and raising fundamental questions about heroism and the meaning of human life. There is a general account of Homeric styleand language, and of the formulaic system of ...

Jasper Griffin is at Balliol College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:October 1, 1980Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198141300

ISBN - 13:9780198141303

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`'...a highly suitable introduction for students new to Homer, and one of the greatest merits of Griffin's excellent edition is the conviction with which he argues for its importance in the structure of the poem...this is a thoroughly reliable edition, and it can be recommended not only tobeginners in Homer but also to more advanced scholars.''A.F.Garvie, Univ. of Glasgow, Jnl. of Hellenic Studies 118 (1998), 208