By G. S. Kirk
This is often quantity 5 of the foremost six-volume remark on Homer's Iliad now being ready less than the overall editorship of Professor G.S. Kirk. Volumes I and II, released in 1985 and 1990 respectively, have been edited by means of Professor Kirk himself. Like its predecessors, the current quantity (the first to be edited by way of one in every of Professor Kirk's 4 collaborators) comprises 4 introductory essays (including discussions of similes and different gains of narrative type) through the observation. The Greek textual content isn't incorporated. This undertaking is the 1st large-scale remark at the Iliad for almost 100 years, and takes distinctive account of language, kind, and thematic constitution in addition to of the complicated social and cultural history to the paintings.
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