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The Iliad

Homer (Book - 1998 )
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The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.
Authors: Homer
Statement of Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
Uniform Title: Iliad. English
Title: The Iliad
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1998
Characteristics: xvi, 683 p. ; 22 cm.
Sold by: Penguin Books
Notes: Originally published: Viking Penguin, 1990
Translated from the Ancient Greek
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 635-638)
Contents: The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names
Maps: Mainland Greece
Peloponnese
Aegean and Asia minor
Troy and vicinity
Homer: Iliad
The rage of Achilles
The great gathering of Armies
Helen reviews the champions
The truce erupts in war
Diomedes fights the gods
Hector returns to Troy
Ajax duels with Hector
The tide of battle turns
The embassy of Achilles
Marauding through the night
Agamemnon's day of glory
The Trojans storm the rampart
Battling for the ships
Hera outflanks Zeus
The Achaean armies the bay
Patroclus fights and dies
Menelaus' finest hour
The shield of Achilles
The champion arms for battle
Olympian gods in arms
Achilles fights the river
The death of Hector
Funeral games for Patroclus
Achilles and Priam
The genealogy of the royal house of Troy
Summary: The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.
Subject Headings: Achilles (Greek mythology) Poetry Trojan War Poetry
Topical Term: Achilles (Greek mythology)
Trojan War
LCCN: 89070695
ISBN: 0140275363
9780140275360
0670835102
Branch Call Number: 883 Homer
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