The 'red Macmillan' Iliad in the edition of W. Leaf, which had served since the 1880s, was replaced in 1978 & '84 by the two-volume edition of M.M. Willcock. Coverage of twelve books in each volume demands concise introduction & commentary, but Willcock is not omissive. He includes, for example, mention of significant aspects of Homeric diction more fully in the ea...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 14th 2009 by Duckworth Publishing
(first published January 1st 1924)
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I'm not actually using the Loeb to read this but it's hard in GoodReads to find the correct editions...I'm using the Willcock commentary (Bristol Classical Press) this time...just going through the first book again to refresh my Greek. I may do more. At this point I don't yet know how far I'll go but I'll definitely review the first book.
Homer (ancient Greek: Ὅμηρος), or Omero (in Italian), is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally considered the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. No reliable biographical information about Homer survives from classical antiquity, and he is generally considered a legendary, rather than a historical figure. The Iliad and the Odyssey are now considered by many to be the p...moreMore about Homer...