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The Iliad (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Newly updated by D. C. H. Rieu, son of E. V. Rieu

 

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon. Interwoven in the tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, the besieged city of Ilium, the feud between the gods, and the fate of mortals.

 

 

Synopsis:

Homer's "Iliad" tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles' withdrawal from the fighting and his return to kill the Trojan hero, Hector. The tragic events are interwoven with moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [lxxv]-lxxvii) and index.

Synopsis:

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's "Iliad" tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon.

About the Author

Homer is believed to have lived c. 754-700 b.c. in Ionia and to be the author of the earliest works of Western literature.

E. V. Rieu was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-1964. His son, D. C. H. Rieu has revised his work.\

Peter Jones is former lecturer in classics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Table of Contents

The Iliad Foreword

Introduction

Introduction to the 1950 Edition

Notes on this Revision

The Main Characters

Further Reading

Maps:

1. A reconstruction of Homer's imagined battlefields

2. The Troad

3. Trojan places and contingents

4. Homeric Greece

5. Greek contingents at Troy

Preliminaries

The Iliad

1. Plague and Wrath

2. A Dream, a Testing and the Catalogue of Ships

3. A Duel and a Trojan View of the Greeks

4. The Oath is Broken and Battle Joined

5. Diomedes' Heroics

6. Hector and Andromache

7. Ajax Fights Hector

8. Hector Triumphant

9. The Embassy to Achilles

10. Diomedes and Odysseus: The Night Attack

11. Achilles Takes Notice

12. Hector Storms the Wall

13. The Battle at the Ships

14. Zeus Outmanoeuvred

15. The Greeks at Bay

16. The Death of Patroclus

17. The Struggle Over Patroclus

18. Achilles' Decision

19. The Feud Ends

20. Achilles on the Rampage

21. Achilles Fights the River

22. The Death of Hector

23. The Funeral and the Games

24. Priam and Achilles

Appendices

1. A Brief Glossary

2. Ommitted Fathers' Names

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447941
Translator:
Rieu, E. V.
Revised:
Jones, P. V.
Translator:
Rieu, E. V.
Revised by:
Jones, P. V.
Revised:
Jones, P. V.
Author:
omer
Author:
Rieu, D. C. H.
Author:
Rieu, E. V.
Author:
Jones, Peter V.
Author:
Homer
Author:
H
Author:
Jones, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Achilles
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed. /
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
7.92x5.12x.96 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Homer's "Iliad" tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles' withdrawal from the fighting and his return to kill the Trojan hero, Hector. The tragic events are interwoven with moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [lxxv]-lxxvii) and index.
"Synopsis" by , One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's "Iliad" tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon.

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