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The Iliad: A Commentary


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Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The narrator and the audience; 2. Composition by theme; 3. Similes; 4. Style; Commentary; Book 17; Book 18; Book 19; Book 20; Index.

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This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad, for nearly one hundred years, and takes special account of language, style and thematic structure as well as of the complex social and cultural background to the work.


"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 Iliad will do well to use the Cambridge commentary, and particularly this component of it." Classical World

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