Albracht, Franz. translated and edited by Peter Jones, Malcolm Willcock and Gabriele Wright
Title BATTLE AND BATTLE DESCRIPTION HOMER A Contribution to the History of War
Book Condition Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Publisher Bristol Classical Press 2005
0715632418 / 9780715632413
Seller ID 12212
Very light shelfwear to DJ else fine. ; 224 pages; Acknowledging that Homer is a poet, not a staff instructor, Albracht works carefully through the Homeric text to produce a persuasive picture of the workings of battle in the Iliad, in two parts: in Part I the council of war, marshalling of the troops, the use of chariots, the advance into battle, the standing fight, the massed attack and defence, retreat, flight and pursuit; in Part II protection in the field, attack and defence of a fortified camp, and the siege and defence of a fortified city. Throughout, he offers the reader fascinating explanations of the details of the battle narrative.
Military & Army Poetry & Poets Greek Literature Warfare & Defence Homer Homeric Epic