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Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad : Oxford Readings in Classical Studies - Douglas L. Cairns

Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad

Oxford Readings in Classical Studies

By: Douglas L. Cairns (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780198721826
Number Of Pages: 516

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This anthology makes accessible to the reader sixteen of the most important studies of Homer and the Iliad to appear in the last forty years. The essays, by leading Homeric scholars from Great Britain, the United States, and Europe, deal not only with the aesthetics and artistry of the Iliad as a poetic artefact, but with its historical context, its cultural background, and its ethical and political framework. Other major topics include the relation between the Iliad and other early epics (the Odyssey, the Epic Cycle), the interface between epic and other genres, such as tragedy, and the complex interaction that exists between the Iliad and the wider traditions of oral poetry and mythical narrative in which it belongs.

Two of the contributions have been translated especially for this volume; several have been thoroughly revised and updated, and others are provided with Addenda taking account of recent work in the field. In a detailed and wide-ranging introduction Douglas Cairns sets the contributions in the context of contemporary scholarship and explores significant connections between them. All Greek is translated and a glossary of transliterated Greek terms is provided.

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Accessibility is the major boon of this book ... This is a good purchase for anyone studying or teaching the Iliad who has not got the resources of a good university library readily available. * The Journal of Classics Teaching *

1: Ian Morris: The Use and Abuse of Homer 2: Walter Burkert: The Making of Homer 3: R. B. Rutherford: From the Iliad to the Odyssey 4: Richard Gaskin: Do Homeric Heroes Make Real Decisions? 5: Albin Lesky: Divine and Human Causation in Homeric Epic 6: Douglas L. Cairns: Affronts and Quarrels in the Iliad 7: Malcolm Schofield: Euboulia in the Iliad 8: R. B. Rutherford: Tragic Form and Feeling in the Iliad 9: C. W. Macleod: Homer on Poetry and the Poetry of Homer 10: Jean-Pierre Vernant: A 'Beautiful Death' and the Disfigured Corpse 11: Oliver Taplin: The Shield of Achilles within the Iliad 12: Jasper Griffin: The Epic Cycle and the Uniqueness of Homer 13: Wolfgang Kullmann: Past and Future in the Iliad 14: Laura M. Slatkin: The Wrath of Thetis 15: M. M. Willcock: Mythological Paradigms in the Iliad 16: James Redfield: The Proem of the Iliad: Homer's Art 17: Irene J. F. de Jong: Iliad I. 366-92: A Mirror Story

ISBN: 9780198721826
ISBN-10: 019872182X
Series: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 516
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 14.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.44