9780764585869

CliffsNotes on Homer's The Iliad

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  • ISBN13:

    9780764585869

  • ISBN10:

    076458586X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/19/2000
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes

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Summary

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.Homer's classic Greek epic, The Iliad, plunges you into the midst of the battle of Troy as swords flash and ancient angers flare - and CliffsNotes is at your side through the fray to shield you from being unprepared for class discussion. CliffsNotes character analyses and critical essays delve into the depths of well-fueled feuds and fatal choices to explain the context of the heroic exploits of Achilles, Agamemnon, Hektor, and Priam. As Achaians fight Trojans to the bitter end for the hand of fair Helen, turn to CliffsNotes on The Iliad for plot summaries and commentaries that make sense of the themes of strife and reconciliation in this fast-action work of classic literature.Other features that help you figure out this important work include A close look at the author's life, which offers insight into his writing A background of the epic poem, to help you understand the setting List of characters and their descriptions A map that diagrams the relationships among the characters Glossaries to help you fully understand the poem A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Author Biography

Bob Linn is a high school teacher in Georgia and has a Ph.D.

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Poet 1(1)
Life and Background of the Poet
2(2)
Background of the Epic
4(2)
INTRODUCTION TO THE POEM 6(15)
Introduction to the Poem
7(4)
Brief Synopsis
11(3)
List of Characters
14(6)
Character Map
20(1)
CRITICAL COMMENTARIES 21(62)
Book I
22(5)
Summary
22(1)
Commentary
23(2)
Glossary
25(2)
Book II
27(3)
Summary
27(1)
Commentary
27(2)
Glossary
29(1)
Book III
30(3)
Summary
30(1)
Commentary
31(1)
Glossary
32(1)
Book IV
33(3)
Summary
33(1)
Commentary
33(2)
Glossary
35(1)
Book V
36(3)
Summary
36(1)
Commentary
37(1)
Glossary
38(1)
Book VI
39(4)
Summary
39(1)
Commentary
40(2)
Glossary
42(1)
Book VII and Book VIII
43(4)
Summary
43(1)
Commentary
44(1)
Glossary
45(1)
Glossary
46(1)
Book IX
47(3)
Summary
47(1)
Commentary
48(1)
Glossary
49(1)
Book X
50(2)
Summary
50(1)
Commentary
50(1)
Glossary
51(1)
Book XI
52(3)
Summary
52(1)
Commentary
52(2)
Glossary
54(1)
Books XII to XV
55(5)
Summary
55(1)
Commentary
56(1)
Glossary
56(1)
Glossary
57(1)
Glossary
58(1)
Glossary
59(1)
Book XVI
60(2)
Summary
60(1)
Commentary
60(1)
Glossary
61(1)
Book XVII
62(2)
Summary
62(1)
Commentary
62(1)
Glossary
63(1)
Book XVIII
64(3)
Summary
64(1)
Commentary
65(1)
Glossary
66(1)
Book XIX
67(3)
Summary
67(1)
Commentary
68(1)
Glossary
69(1)
Book XX
70(2)
Summary
70(1)
Commentary
70(1)
Glossary
71(1)
Book XXI
72(3)
Summary
72(1)
Commentary
72(2)
Glossary
74(1)
Book XXII
75(3)
Summary
75(1)
Commentary
76(1)
Glossary
77(1)
Book XXIII
78(3)
Summary
78(1)
Commentary
78(2)
Glossary
80(1)
Book XXIV
81(2)
Summary
81(1)
Commentary
81(1)
Glossary
82(1)
CHARACTER ANALYSES 83(15)
Achilles
84(2)
Patroklos
86(2)
Agamemnon
88(1)
Odysseus
89(1)
Nestor
90(1)
Hektor
91(4)
Priam
95(3)
CRITICAL ESSAYS 98(9)
The Hero and Homeric Culture
99(2)
Theme I: Anger, Strife, Alienation, and Reconciliation
101(3)
Theme II: The Individual and Society
104(3)
CliffsNotes Review 107(4)
CliffsNotes Resource Center 111(4)
Index 115

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