Oxford Readings in Homer's" Iliad"
Edited by Douglas L. Cairns
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Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad by Douglas L. Cairns
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198721826
(215mm x 138mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Douglas L. Cairns
Oxford Readings in Homer's Iiad, Hardback (January 2002)
This anthology of 16 seminal studies of Homer's Iliad offers helpful insights into the poem's artistry and cultural background. Two of the contributions have been translated for this volume and others have been revised and updated. All Greek is translated and a glossary of Greek terms is provided.
Aidos, Hardback (December 1992)» View all books by Douglas L. Cairns
Commonly rendered "shame", "modesty" and "respect", "aidos" is one of the most difficult Greek words to translate. In this work, Cairns traces the history and development of this central concept of Greek moral discourse, across the range of Greek literature.
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Author Biography - Douglas L. Cairns
Lecturer in Classics, University of Glasgow
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