A Referential Commentary and Lexicon to Homer, Iliad VIII

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Overview

This book aims to provide the reader of Homer with the traditional knowledge and fluency in Homeric poetry which an original ancient audience would have brought to a performance of this type of narrative. To that end, Adrian Kelly presents the text of Iliad VIII next to an apparatus referring to the traditional units being employed, and gives a brief description of their semantic impact. He describes the referential curve of the narrative in a continuous commentary, tabulates all the traditional units in a separate lexicon of Homeric structure, and examines critical decisions concerning the text in a discussion which employs the referential method as a critical criterion. Two small appendices deal with speech introduction formulae, and with the traditional function of Here and Athene in early Greek epic poetry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199203550
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/2007
  • Series: Oxford Classical Monographs Series
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Kelly is Fulford Junior Research Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Text and Referential Apparatus
2. Commentary
3. Lexicon
4. Textual Discussion

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