Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task... (He) manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek.
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
"Gripping... Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task... (He) manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic." — Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review
The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer.
The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Homer's The Iliad.
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is among the oldest literary documents in the Greek language. This epic war story depicts seven key weeks during the battle for Ilium, or Troy, culminating in the decisive battle betwee
Introduction This collection of ten essays on Homer ' s Iliad and Odyssey revisits
the first literary works of Western culture to find that they are still relevant in the
21st century . Both epics are required reading in most college / university general
Author: Κώστας Μυρσιάδης
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Approaches to Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' consists of ten original essays on the Iliad and Odyssey by established Homeric scholars and university professors of Greek literature and culture. The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Both epics are required reading in most college/university general and world literature courses, as is evident from their inclusion in part or in whole in many standard world literature anthologies. These ten new approaches to the first literary works of Western culture are intended as reading aids for both instructors and students in any college/university classroom in which either of these two Homeric epics are taught.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Author: Homer Homer
Publisher: Nabu Press
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Chapter 1 Homer ' s world and the making of the Iliad 1 The Iliad and Mycenaean
civilisation Homer ' s Iliad tells of a punitive Greek expedition against Troy , led by
Agamemnon , king of Mycenae in southern Greece . The story is set in a ...
Author: M. S. Silk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition takes account of recent scholarship in the field and includes an updated guide to further reading. It is essential reading for students of literature and classics.
With Introduction, Commentary and Vocabulary for the Use of Schools Homer.
PREFACE . The Text of this edition of the First Books of Homer ' s Iliad is that of
Homeri Ilias edidit Guilielmus Dindorf : editio quinta correctior quam curavit C ...