Homer: The Iliad (Landmarks of World Literature)
Homer: The Iliad (Landmarks of World Literature) by M. S. Silk
Homer: The Iliad (Landmarks of World Literature) Author: M. S. Silk
Title: Homer: The Iliad (Landmarks of World Literature)
ISBN: 0521313023
ISBN13: 978-0521313025
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Pages: 126 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (November 28, 1986)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1306 kb
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Subcategory: History & Criticism




Michael Silk's volume offers a prevalent assessment of The Iliad both for the Homeric specialist and general reader. His starting point is the relationship between Homer's world (the eighth century BC) and the remote heroic age in which the events of the punitive Greek expedition against Troy were set. He deals with the poem's historical context, composition, and extensive influence, and stresses the coherence and inter-relations of such apparently separate aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology.