Homer and His Iliad

Homer and His Iliad

Fox, Robin Lane

Editorial Penguin Books Ltd
Fecha de edición julio 2023 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780241524510
464 páginas
Libro encuadernado en tapa dura
Dimensiones 164 mm x 242 mm

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Resumen del libro

A thrilling study of the greatest of all epic poems, by one of the world's leading classicistsHomer's Iliad is the famous epic poem set among the tales of Troy. Its subject is the anger of the hero Achilles and its dreadful consequences for the warring Greeks and Trojans. It was composed more than 2,600 years ago, but still transfixes us with its tale of loss and battle, love and revenge, guided throughout by the active presence of the gods.

Its beauty and profound bleakness are intensely moving but great questions remain: where, how and when it was composed and why it has such enduring power?In this compelling book Robin Lane Fox addresses these questions, drawing on a life-long love and engagement with the poem. He argues for a place, a date and a method for its composition, giving us a sense of alternative approaches and grounding his own in discoveries about long heroic poems composed elsewhere in the world, and the ever-growing evidence of archaeology. Unlike other books on the Iliad, this one combines the detailed expertise of a historian with the sensitivity of a teacher of it as poetry.

Lane Fox goes on to consider hallmarks of the poem, its values, implicit and explicit, its characters, its women, its gods and even its horses. He argues repeatedly for its beautiful observation and addresses its parallel use of what is, to us, the natural world. Thousands of readers turn to the Iliad every year.

In this superbly written and conceived tribute, Lane Fox expresses and amplifies what old and new readers can find in it. It is pervaded, he argues, by a poignant hardness which is not just a poetic trick. It is a deeply held view of the world.

Biografía del autor

Robin Lane Fox es fellow del New College de Oxford, profesor titular de la Universidad de Oxford y colaborador habitual del Financial Times desde 1970. Entre sus libros destacan Pagans and Christians (1987), La versión no autorizada: verdad y ficción en la Biblia (1992), Alejandro Magno (2007) y su gran éxito El mundo clásico. La epopeya de Grecia y Roma (Crítica, 2007).

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