Enter Title, Author, ISBN, etc.
Use arrow tabs for subcategories
Title: Homer Beside Himself: Para-Narratives in the Iliad
Author: Alden, Maureen
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2001
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198152859
Volumes: 1; Pages: 400
List Price in Cloth: $199.00 Our price: $160.99
(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)
In this book Dr Alden offers advice on how to read the Iliad through the relationship of major paradigms to the events of the main narrative. The first section offers the first full-length study in English of the paradigmatic functions of secondary narratives and minor-key episodes in the Iliad. None of these are irrelevant or merely ornamental: rather each is carefully selected and altered if necessary, to reflect on significant episodes of the main narrative and act as guides to its interpretation. The second section offers a general reading of the Iliad arising out of Phoenix's advice to Achilles in Book 9.