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Author Name    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

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine in Fine dust jacket

Publisher    Bristol Classical Press 2005

ISBN Number    0715632418 / 9780715632413

Seller ID   18700

Dustjacket is protected in mylar. ; 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

Price = 75.00 USD



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