Selections from Homer's Iliad

Selections from Homer's Iliad

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University of Oklahoma Press
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Selections from Homer's Iliad

First published in 1903, Selections from Homer’s Iliad has become a classic Greek textbook. Allen Rogers Benner presents selections from twelve books of the Iliad both in Greek and English. Short summaries between books bridge the narrative and aid the student in gaining a comprehensive view of the Iliad as a work of literature and art. Invaluable resources include an extensive section of notes on the text, a short Homeric grammar, and a vocabulary and Greek index.

In a new foreword, Mark W. Edwards argues for the utility of Benner’s text while offering a useful summary of current scholarship on the historical sources of the epic, Greek oral tradition, and Homeric style and diction. Benner’s Iliad will join Barbour’s Herodotus and Garrison’s Catullus as indispensable volumes in classical culture and literature available from the University of Oklahoma Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806133638
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 563,466
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Homer and His Worldx
The Gods of the Iliadxii
The Singer and the Traditionxiii
The Story and How It Is Toldxiv
Homeric Dictionxix
Other Features of Homeric Stylexxii
Further Readingxxvi
Introduction to Homer's Iliadxxxiii
Origin and Transmission of the Greek Epicxxxiii
The Homeric Agexxxviii
Dress in the Homeric Agexl
Armor in the Homeric Agexlv
IA entire
IIB 1483m 780-815
III[Gamma] entire
VE 274-352, 432-448
VIZ 237-529
IXI entire
XVO 592-746
XVI[Pi] 1-167, 198-305, 419-507, 663-867
XVIII[Sigma] entire
XIXT 1-73, 276-300, 392-424
XXIIX entire
XXIV[Omega] 472-691
A Table of Parallel References
A Short Homeric Grammar
Part I.The Dactylic Hexameter
Part II.Elision, Contraction, Synizesis, etc.
Part III.Inflections--Word-formation
Part IV.Prepositions and Adverbs
Part V.Syntax
A Vocabulary and Greek Index
An English Index

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