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Iliad IX Homer

Iliad IX By Homer

Iliad IX by Homer

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'Book Nine' is the turning point in the plot of the 'Iliad' and the tragedy of 'Achilles'. In this book, Jasper Griffin provides an informative introduction, text, and commentary for students, discussing the problems and the achievements of this particularly rich and rewarding part of the poem. All quotations in the commentary are translated.

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Iliad IX by Homer

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 style and 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 a full literary commentary on all aspects of the text. Quoted Greek is translated.

Iliad IX Reviews

An excellent contribution to Homeric studies by a seasoned scholar. Highly recommended to beginning and experienced readers. * Religious Studies Review *
'...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 to beginners in Homer but also to more advanced scholars.' * A.F.Garvie, Univ. of Glasgow, Jnl. of Hellenic Studies 118 (1998), 208 *

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Iliad IX by Homer
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