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The Iliad

Homer (Book - 1998 )
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The Iliad


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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.
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