9780801840166-0801840163-Homer: Poet of the Iliad

Homer: Poet of the Iliad

ISBN-13: 9780801840166
ISBN-10: 0801840163
Edition: Reprint
Author: Edwards, Prof Mark W.
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780801840166
ISBN-10: 0801840163
Edition: Reprint
Author: Edwards, Prof Mark W.
Publication date: 1990
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Paperback 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Edwards, Prof Mark W. wrote Homer: Poet of the Iliad comprising 352 pages back in 1990. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0801840163 and 9780801840166. Since then Homer: Poet of the Iliad textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.20 or rent at the marketplace.

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Homer: Poet of the "Iliad" is the perfect companion both for readers deepening their appreciation of the poem and its form and for those encountering Homer's work for the first time. Mark Edwards combines the advantages of a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make the insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists.

Since interpretation of the epic requires an understanding of the ancient oral tradition and its conventions, Edwards offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetics of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He also discusses essential elements of Homeric society -- its religion, history, and social values -- to clarify the style and substance of the poetry. In the second half of the book, Edwards's scene-by-scene explication of ten major books of the Iliad leads the reader to a greater perception of Homer's mastery and manipulation of convention.

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