Homer and His Iliad

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6.1 X 9.5 X 1.6 inches | 1.5 pounds

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About the Author
Robin Lane Fox is an emeritus fellow at New College, Oxford. His books include The Invention of Medicine, Augustine (winner of the major Wolfson History Prize), and The Classical World. He lives near Oxford, England.
"Lane Fox is an Oxford don, and his book the result of a lifetime's dedication to the Iliad -- personally and professionally. As such it is rigorously academic, but also winningly idiosyncratic.... This is a compelling and impressive work."--Times (UK)
"This is a compelling and impressive work."--Sunday Times (UK)
"Excellent ... This book is the expression of [Fox's] lifelong love for the poem."--Country Life
"An engaging, scholarly commentary."--The Oldie
"A lucid, scholarly exploration into an immortal work."--Kirkus
"A bold reassessment of how [the Iliad] came to life." --The Spectator (UK)
"Homer and His Iliad is rich, imaginative, perceptive and gorgeously written."--Literary Review
"A masterly survey of the Iliad, its majesty, its pathos and its unparalleled progression from wrath to pity."--History Today
"In his magisterial new book Homer and His Iliad, the eminent British classicist Robin Lane Fox reaches exegetical heights."--Bloomberg Opinion
"A spirited, erudite argument."--Booklist
"Valuable... [an] earnest appreciation."--Wall Street Journal
"Fiercely argued."--Financial Times
"The product of a lifetime's contemplation of study... a stirring introduction to the sometimes alien Homeric world." --The Spectator (UK)
"An enlightening account.... Combining a historian's meticulous methodology with a lifelong appreciation of the Iliad, Lane Fox presents a thorough reassessment of the poem and a moving interrogation of its themes of pathos, pity, and irony. It's a rewarding investigation."--Publishers Weekly
"Fox's book is as fiercely intelligent and scholarly... a marvelous grappling with a poem and his masterpiece."--Open Letters Review
"Treasured, entertaining, and knowledgeable."--Shelf Awareness