Publisher description for Homers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar / herausgegeben von Joachim Latacz.


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No complete, scholarly commentary on Homer's Iliad has been published in German since that of Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868--1913). Since that time considerable progress has been made in many traditional branches of the study of Homer (language, facts, structure, etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged fields such as narrative studies have received a systematic basis, and myceanology (Linear B) and oral-poetry studies provide completely new possibilities for analyzing texts. Using Ameis-Hentze-Cauer as a basis, this new commentary will take recent developments into account and seek to reflect the current level of Homer studies as comprehensively as possible.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Homer, Iliad, Homer, Iliad Criticism, Textual, Epic poetry, Greek Criticism, Textual, Epic poetry, Greek History and criticism, Achilles (Greek mythology) in literature, Trojan War Literature and the war