A Referential Commentary and Lexicon to Homer, Iliad VIII - Oxford Classical Monographs (Hardback)Adrian Kelly (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 918 g
Dimensions: 241 x 63 x 35 mm
Kelly's excellent book will enable scholars to ponder problems with greater clarity and with an enhanced understanding of the resonances of Homeric poetry * Professor G. L. Huxley, Hermathena *
Details that seem at first to be mere fillers are given deeper significance by Kelly ...illuminating. * James Clackson, Times Literary Supplement *
We are faced with, therefore, a precise book, which proceeds step by step, which bases itself on each verse through the Homeric text to draw conclusions that are sensible and, when there is an opportunity for it, very clear. At first sight pretty austere, this commentary will deserve to be consulted attentively, not only when one reads Book VIII, but also when one encounters in the other Books one of the two hundred and twenty one expressions or situations studied in the Lexicon. * Alain Blanc, Revue des Etudes Grecques *
A whole thesaurus of motifs and narrative patterns are at [the reader's] disposal, as if he was able to watch not just the end product but also the very process of Homeric composition. In a nutshell, he is virtually plunged into a universe of narrative associations, into the variegated tapestry of Homeric song. . . . Homeric scholars will definitely need to consult it . . . the author has to be praised for the wealth of information he has put at our disposal. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
The principal strength of this work is its patient amassing of a large body of material that allows us to appreciate Book 8's rich and complex intratextual referents. The work has established its author as a 'promakhos' in the field of Homeric studies, and I look forward to reading and profiting from his future research. * Classical Review *
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