The Making of the Iliad: Disquisition and Analytical Commentary

Hardcover | February 20, 2011

byM. L. West

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The Making of the Iliad is intended for readers who have some knowledge of Greek and of Homer. After introductory chapters on the poet of the Iliad's date and homeland, the poetic traditions known to him, the way in which his work developed, and its early reception, Martin West provides arunning commentary on the epic, distinguishing the different stages of the poet's workings, illuminating his aims and methods, and identifying techniques and motifs derived from ancestral Indo-European tradition or imported from the Near East.

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The Making of the Iliad is intended for readers who have some knowledge of Greek and of Homer. After introductory chapters on the poet of the Iliad's date and homeland, the poetic traditions known to him, the way in which his work developed, and its early reception, Martin West provides arunning commentary on the epic, distinguishing ...

M. L. West is Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:February 20, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199590079

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I. Disquisition: The Making of the Iliad1. Aims and Assumptions2. The Poet: When and Where?3. Songs Known and Heard4. Troy and Achilles5. The Growth of the Poem6. Early Reception and TransmissionII. Analytical Commentary: The Made Iliad