Item description for Homer: Iliad I-XII (Bks.1-12) by Homer, Malcolm M. Wilcock & Malcom M. Willcock...
The 'red Macmillan' "Iliad "in the edition of W. Leaf, which had served since the 1880s, was replaced by this classic two-volume edition of M.M. Willcock. Coverage of twelve books of the" Iliad" in each volume demands a concise introduction and commentary. The editor also includes, for example, mention of significant aspects of Homeric diction more fully in the early lines of each book, so that the student may begin on any particular line. Although the book is designed for students at sixth form and undergraduates, the tight compass of these books does not prevent the editor engaging in - or referring to - problems of composition or text addressed by more advanced scholars.
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Studio: Duckworth Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2009
Publisher Duckworth Publishing
ISBN 185399507X ISBN13 9781853995071
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More About Homer, Malcolm M. Wilcock & Malcom M. Willcock
Homer is a legendary ancient Greek poet, traditionally said to be the author of the two great epics of Greek history: the Iliad and the Odyssey. Both books are considered landmarks in human literature, and Homer is therefore often cited as the starting point of the Western literary and historical traditions.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Homer: Iliad I-XII (Bks.1-12)?
Good for intermediate Greek students Oct 13, 2007
Great book, has a good commentary in the back, which helps students with most of the unusual forms (especially when Kirk's commentary is useless, as it usually is), but not perfect, since sometimes I still had to be creative in determining what the root of a verb was. Also, it doesn't contain an apparatus at the bottom, so if you're unsure about why a specific form is in the text, you won't know if somebody else shared your observation. The binding could be much better. If you're using this book to translate, rather than to just read the Iliad, be aware that pages might start falling out, as they did for me, since I needed them open for a while, in order to translate. Other than that, the book is very useful.
A Fine Homer Text Sep 14, 2005
This text provides notes very suitable for non-professional students of Homer, providing not only background information where necessary, but also grammar helps that anticipate well identification problems a beginning student of Homeric greek may have. Only a glossary of vocabulary could make this text better. (No matter, however, as Homeric dictionaries are easily available, both in print form and online.) If you want to read Homer in Greek, buy this book.