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The Iliad

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The great war epic of Western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

 

Dating to the ninth century B.C., 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.”

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Synopsis:

The stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles has gripped listeners for over 2700 years. This poem is examined in this book which looks at the history of scholarly debate about the origins of "The Iliad".

Synopsis:

8 CDs, 9 hours

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.

 

 

Table of Contents

The Iliad Translator's Preface

Introduction

Introduction

The Spelling and Pronunciation of Homeric Names

Maps

1. Homeric Geography: Mainland Greece

2. Homeric Geography: The Peloponnese

3. Homeric Geography: The Aegean and Asia Minor

Inset: Troy and Vicinity

Homer: The Iliad

Book 1: The Rage of Achilles

Book 2: The Great Gathering of Armies

Book 3: Helen Reviews the Champions

Book 4: The Truce Erupts in War

Book 5: Diomedes Fights the Gods

Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy

Book 7: Ajax Duels with Hector

Book 8: The Tide of Battle Turns

Book 9: The Embassy to Achilles

Book 10: Marauding Through the Night

Book 11: Agamemnon's Day of Glory

Book 12: The Trojans Storm the Rampart

Book 13: Battling for the Ships

Book 14: Hera Outflanks Zeus

Book 15: The Achaean Armies at Bay

Book 16: Patroclus Fights and Dies

Book 17: Menelaus' Finest Hour

Book 18: The Shield of Achilles

Book 19: The Champion Arms for Battle

Book 20: Olympian Gods in Arms

Book 21: Achilles Fights the River

Book 22: The Death of Hector

Book 23: Funeral Games for Patroclus

Book 24: Achilles and Priam

Notes

The Genealogy of the Royal House of Troy

Textual Variants from the Oxford Classical Text

Notes on the Translation

Suggestions for Further Reading

Pronouncing Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140445923
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction by:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Author:
Knox, Bernard
Author:
Homer
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classical literature
Subject:
Epic poetry
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Trojan War -- Poetry.
Subject:
Achilles
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
19910731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
7.69x5.07x1.32 in. 1.03 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles has gripped listeners for over 2700 years. This poem is examined in this book which looks at the history of scholarly debate about the origins of "The Iliad".
"Synopsis" by ,
8 CDs, 9 hours

"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.

 

 

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