New Book: Homer the Rhetorician

October 28, 2022

Homer the Rhetorician

Eustathios of Thessalonike on the Composition of the Iliad

Baukje van den Berg

In this new book, our faculty member Baukje van der Berg advances our understanding of rhetorical and literary thought in the Byzantine twelfth century. The text sheds light on the role of Homeric poetry in twelfth-century rhetorical education and literary culture, and includes English translations of substantial excerpts of Eustathios' commentary. Many of these excerpts are translated here for the first time.

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