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A Referential Commentary and Lexicon to Homer, Iliad VIII



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A Referential Commentary and Lexicon to Homer, Iliad VIII by Adrian Kelly
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This book aims to provide the reader of Homer with the traditional knowledge and fluency in Homeric poetry which an original ancient audience would have brought to a performance of this type of narrative. To that end, Adrian Kelly presents the text of Iliad VIII next to an apparatus referring to the traditional units being employed, and gives a brief description of their semantic impact. He describes the referential curve of the narrative in a continuous commentary, tabulates all the traditional units in a separate lexicon of Homeric structure, and examines critical decisions concerning the text in a discussion which employs the referential method as a critical criterion. Two small appendices deal with speech introduction formulae, and with the traditional function of Here and Athene in early Greek epic poetry.

Author Biography

Adrian Kelly is Fulford Junior Research Fellow at St Anne's College, Oxford University.
Release date NZ
February 22nd, 2007
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Oxford University Press
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