I took up reading the Iliad again after a period of one and a half month (real life intervened, no time for Homer alas). I'm closing down on book V. I read about the bracketing of book X, with one of the arguments being that there is little connection between what is described in that book and the rest of the epic. But as far as I can see now, the same could more or less be said about book V. Is there any reason to think that book V is a later interpolation or maybe the remnant of a diffferent epic about the feats of Diomedes?
I plan a more in depth reading of book VI using the Cambridge commentary by Barbara Graziosi. Any other suggestions?