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Author Homer.

Title Iliad. Book XXII / Homer ; edited by Irene J.F. de Jong
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 210 pages)
Series Cambridge Greek and Latin classics
Cambridge Greek and Latin classics.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Text; Commentary
Summary "Book XXII recounts the climax of the Iliad: the fatal encounter between the main defender of Troy and the greatest warrior of the Greeks, which results in the death of Hector and Achilles' revenge for the death of his friend Patroclus; but at the same time adumbrates Achilles' own death and the fall of Troy. The introduction summarises central debates in Homeric scholarship, such as the circumstances of composition and the literary interpretation of an oral poem, and offers synoptic discussions of the structure of the Iliad, the role of the narrator, similes and epithets. There is a separate section on language, which provides a compact list of the most frequent Homeric characteristics. While the introduction is mainly geared at intermediate and advanced students, the commentary is designed for use by both students and professional classicists: it offers up-to-date linguistic guidance, and elucidates narrative techniques, typical elements and central themes"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Text in Greek; introduction and commentary in English
Print version record
Subject Achilles (Mythological character) -- Poetry
Homer. Iliad. Book 22.
Trojan War -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Epic poetry, Greek
Commentaren (vorm)
Epen (teksten)
Epic poetry, Greek.
Form Electronic book
Author Jong, Irene J. F. de.
ISBN 1139029908 (electronic bk.)
1139805738 (electronic bk.)
9781139029902 (electronic bk.)
9781139805735 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Iliad. Book 22