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The Iliad : a commentary

Author: G S KirkMark W EdwardsRichard JankoJ B HainsworthN J RichardsonAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985-1993.
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This is the first volume of a projected six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad, under the General Editorship of professor G.S. Kirk. Professor Kirk himself is the editor of the present volume, which covers the first four Books of Iliad. It consists of four introductory chapters, dealing in particular with rhythm and formular techniques, followed by the detailed commentary which aims at helping serious readers by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kirk, G.S. (Geoffrey Stephen), 1921-
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985-1993
Named Person: Homer.; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homère; Homero; Achilles, (Mythological character); Herwerd von Forchenbrunn; Homer.; Homère (08.?-08.? av. J.-C.).; Achille, (mythologie grecque)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G S Kirk; Mark W Edwards; Richard Janko; J B Hainsworth; N J Richardson; Homer.
ISBN: 0521237092 9780521237093 0521281717 9780521281713 0521237106 9780521237109 0521281725 9780521281720 0521237114 9780521237116 0521281733 9780521281737 0521237122 9780521237123 0521281741 9780521281744 052130959X 9780521309592 0521312086 9780521312080 0521309603 9780521309608 0521312094 9780521312097
OCLC Number: 10777992
Language Note: English.
Description: 6 volumes : map ; 24 cm
Contents: V. 1. Books 1-4 --
v. 2. Books 5-8 --
v. 3. Books 9-12 / Bryan Hainsworth --
v. 4. Books 13-16 / Richard Janko --
v. 5. Books 17-20 / Mark W. Edwards --
v. 6. Books 21-24 / Nicholas Richardson.
Responsibility: G.S. Kirk.
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This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad for nearly 100 years.  Read more...


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"Edwards' model commentary, well-informed, sensible, lucidly expressed, consistently furnishes judicious and discerning appreciations of Homer's poetic methods and materials. All students of the Read more...

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