Homer: Iliad Book VI

Homer: Iliad Book VI

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Homer: Iliad Book VI

The sixth book of the Iliad includes some of the most memorable and best-loved episodes in the whole poem: it holds meaning and interest for many different people, not just students of ancient Greek. Book 6 describes how Glaukos and Diomedes, though fighting on opposite sides, recognise an ancient bond of hospitality and exchange gifts on the battlefield. It then follows Hector as he enters the city of Troy and meets the most important people in his life: his mother, Helen and Paris, and finally his wife and baby son. It is above all through the loving and fraught encounter between Hector and Andromache that Homer exposes the horror of war. This edition is suitable for undergraduates at all levels, and students in the upper forms of schools. The Introduction requires no knowledge of Greek and is intended for all readers interested in Homer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521703727
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2010
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,299,482
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Note on the text and apparatus; Text; Commentary; Bibliography; Index.

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