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The Iliad

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The Iliad Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Dating to the ninth century BC, Homers timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to  the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

 

Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homers poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliads mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance.”

Synopsis:

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:

'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.

Table of Contents

The Iliad Contents

 

DISC 1

Track 1            Introduction

Track 2            Book 1:           Lines 1-108

Track 3            Book 1:           Lines 108-240

Track 4            Book 1:           Lines 241-355

Track 5            Book 1:           Lines 356-513

Track 6            Book 1:           Lines 514-635

Track 7            Book 1:           Lines 636-735

Track 8            Book 2:           Lines 57-165

Track 9            Book 2:           Lines 165-324

Track 10          Book 2:           Lines 325-378

           

DISC 2

Track 1            Book 2:           Lines 378-496

Track 2            Book 2:           Lines 496-572

Track 3            Book 3:           Lines 1-41

Track 4            Book 3:           Lines 41-134

Track 5            Book 3:           Lines 135-269

Track 6            Book 3:           Lines 269-379

Track 7            Book 3:           Lines 379-525

Track 8            Book 3:           Lines 526-540;            Book 4:           Lines 489-630

Track 9            Book 6:           Lines 283-311

 

DISC 3

Track 1            Book 6:           Lines 312-439

Track 2            Book 6:           Lines 439-541

Track 3            Book 6:           Lines 542-631

Track 4            Book 8:           Lines 638-654;            Book 9:           Lines 1-32

Track 5            Book 9:           Lines 33-135

Track 6            Book 9:           Lines 136-234

Track 7            Book 9:           Lines 235-320

Track 8            Book 9:           Lines 321-497

Track 9            Book 9:           Lines 497-573

Track 10          Book 9:           Lines 573-669

 

 

DISC 4

Track 1            Book 9:           Lines 669-801

Track 2            Book 9:           Lines 802-869;            Book 11:         Lines 704-758

Track 3            Book 11:         Lines 759-791, 908-961

Track 4            Book 11:         Lines 961-1015;          Book 14:         Lines 187-229

Track 5            Book 14:         Lines 230-357

Track 6            Book 14:         Lines 358-421;            Book 16:         Lines 1-53

Track 7            Book 16:         Lines 53-146

Track 8            Book 16:         Lines 147-198

Track 9            Book 16:         Lines 199-293

Track 10          Book 16:         Lines 293-325

 

DISC 5

Track 1            Book 16:         Lines 326-465

Track 2            Book 16:         Lines 465-591

Track 3            Book 16:         Lines 591-686

Track 4            Book 16:         Lines 687-815

Track 5            Book 16:         Lines 816-935

Track 6            Book 16:         Lines 935-1017

Track 7            Book 18:         Lines 1-109

Track 8            Book 18:         Lines 110-275

Track 9            Book 18:         Lines 276-329

 

 

DISC 6

Track 1            Book 18:         Lines 330-479

Track 2            Book 18:         Lines 479-557

Track 3            Book 18:         Lines 558-709

Track 4            Book 18:         Lines 710-719;            Book 19:         Lines 1-146

Track 5            Book 19:         Lines 147-281

Track 6            Book 19:         Lines 281-401

Track 7            Book 19:         Lines 402-503;            Book 20           Introduction

 

DISC 7

Track 1            Book 20:         Lines 554-569;            Book 21:         Lines 1-109

Track 2            Book 21:         Lines 110-225

Track 3            Book 21:         Lines 225-336

Track 4            Book 21:         Lines 336-434;            Book 22:         Lines: 1-7

Track 5            Book 22:         Lines 8-90

Track 6            Book 22:         Lines 90-223

Track 7            Book 22:         Lines 224-340

Track 8            Book 22:         Lines 341-465

Track 9            Book 22:         Lines 466-549

           

 

DISC 8

Track 1            Book 22:         Lines 550-606;            Book 24:         Lines 1-25

Track 2            Book 24:         Lines 26-125

Track 3            Book 24:         Lines 126-271

Track 4            Book 24:         Lines 272-372

Track 5            Book 24:         Lines 373-508

Track 6            Book 24:         Lines 509-646

Track 7            Book 24:         Lines 647-755

Track 8            Book 24:         Lines 755-877

Track 9            Book 24:         Lines 878-944

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670835102
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Introduction by:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Author:
Knox, Bernard
Author:
Homer
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Trojan War -- Poetry.
Subject:
Achilles
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 3
Publication Date:
19901001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9.42 x 6.68 x 2 in 2.61 lb
Age Level:
from 1

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"Synopsis" by ,
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" by , '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.
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