Joachim Latacz

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Joachim Latacz (born 4 April 1934, Katowice, Poland) is a classical philologist. Latacz is a specialist in ancient Greek literature and culture, and is widely considered one of the most important experts in the German-speaking world on Homer and epic.

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[edit] Life and research

For over twenty years he was one of the most important opponents of Manfred Korfmann, the archaeologist and Troy specialist. Latacz repeatedly defended the hypothesis that the Homeric account of the Trojan War essentially goes back to genuine historical events in the late Bronze Age.

From 1981 until his retirement Latacz was Ordinarius (Professor) of Greek Philology at the University of Basel. In addition to his teaching activity, he occupied himself with early Greek literature and published numerous works on Homer and the performance of Greek tragedy.

At present he is working on a complete commentary on the Iliad, with two volumes (text plus commentary) for each book of the epic (this will make it the largest commentary since that of Eustathius).<ref> J.B. Lethbridge 2005, review of vol. 2 in BMCR 2005.08.16. </ref> A volume of prolegomena and two volumes of the commentary itself have been published so far.

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  • (1966) Zum Wortfeld 'Freude' in der Sprache Homers
  • (1977) Kampfparänese, Kampfdarstellung und Kampfwirklichkeit in der Ilias, bei Kallinos und Tyrtaios
  • (1979) Editor: Homer. Tradition und Neuerung (Wege der Forschung 463), Darmstadt
  • (1985) Homer. Der erste Dichter des Abendlands (4th edition Düsseldorf/Zürich, 2003); in English as Homer: His Art and his World, Ann Arbor, ISBN 0-472-08353-8
  • (1991) Editor: Homer. Die Dichtung und ihre Deutung (Wege der Forschung 634), Darmstadt
  • (1991) Griechische Literatur in Text und Darstellung. I: Archaische Periode, Stuttgart
  • (1991) Editor: Zweihundert Jahre Homer-Forschung. Rückblick und Ausblick
  • (1992) With B. Kytzler and K. Sallmann: Klassische Autoren der Antike'
  • (1993) Einführung in die griechische Tragödie, Düsseldorf/Zürich
  • (1994) Erschließung der Antike (= Kleine Schriften)
  • (1995) Achilleus. Wandlungen eines europäischen Heldenbildes
  • (1996) With B. Kytzler and K. Sallmann: Kleine Enzyklopädie der antiken Autoren
  • (1998) Fruchtbares Ärgernis. Nietzsches 'Geburt der Tragödie' und die gräzistische Tragödienforschung, Basel
  • (2000 onwards) General editor: Homers Ilias. Gesamtkommentar, München/Leipzig; prolegomena ISBN 3-598-74310-6; vol. 1 ISBN 3-598-74302-5 (text), ISBN 3-598-74303-3 (commentary); vol. 2 ISBN 3-598-74305-X (text), ISBN 3-598-74306-8 (commentary)
  • (2001) Troia und Homer. Der Weg zur Lösung eines alten Rätsels, München/Berlin; in English (2004) as Troy and Homer: Towards a Solution of an Old Mystery, Oxford, ISBN 0-19-926308-6
  • (2001) Troia – Wilios – Wilusa. Drei Namen für ein Territorium, Basel

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