A Commentary on the Translation of Richmond Lattimore
Norman Postlethwaite is Senior Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at the School of Classics, Ancient History and Theology, University of Exeter. He is co-editor of Reciprocity in Ancient Greece (Oxford, 1998)
PREFACE MAPS OF GREECE INTRODUCTION 1. HOMER 2. THE HOMERIC EPICS 3. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 4. THE TROJAN WAR 5. COMPOSITION 6. THE HOMERIC QUESTION 7. SOME FEATURES OF STYLE 8. THE HERO 9. THE GODS COMMENTARY ILIAD ONE ILIAD TWO ILIAD THREE ILIAD FOUR ILIAD FIVE ILIAD SIX ILIAD SEVEN ILIAD EIGHT ILIAD NINE ILIAD TEN ILIAD ELEVEN ILIAD TWELVE ILIAD THIRTEEN ILIAD FOURTEEN ILIAD FIFTEEN ILIAD SIXTEEN ILIAD SEVENTEEN ILIAD EIGHTEEN ILIAD NINETEEN ILIAD TWENTY ILIAD TWENTY-ONE ILIAD TWENTY-TWO ILIAD TWENTY-THREE ILIAD TWENTY-FOUR BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX
With clarity and dispatch Postlethwaite manages to provide the background knowledge that an ancient audience would have brought to the poem, noting as well significant thematic developments and directing the reader to a wide range of present-day Homeric studies. Teachers and readers for whom Lattimore’s stately cadences capture Homer’s Greek most directly will find here an indispensable companion to that most literally faithful of modern translations.
Professor of Classics, Princeton University
Size: 203 x 134 mm
Publication: December 1, 2000