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Norton Library #101: Iliad of Homer

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The , the heroic Greek epic called by I. A. Richards "the most influential poem in the Western tradition," describes what happens toward the end of the Trojan War, when a quarrel between Agamemnon and the Greek hero Achilles sets in motion tragic events that bring the war to its conclusion. This edition of the , abridged and translated by the noted critic and translator I. A. Richards, has made this classic work of literature available to modern readers since 1958 in a remarkably readable version. Mr. Richards has cut many passages that are not essential to the storyline and has omitted books 2, 10, 13, and 17. Removing the stylized decoration that can hinder a nonspecialist reader, he makes the language of the poem clearly accessible, and his narrative condensation allows the action to stand out boldly.

Synopsis:

According to legend, in ancient times Agamemnon led the Greeks into war with the city of Troy to recapture the beautiful Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393001013
Translator:
Richards, Ivor A.
Author:
Richards, Ivor A.
Translator:
Richards, I. A.
Author:
Richards, I. A.
Author:
Homer
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Norton Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
101
Publication Date:
19580931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.75x5.26x.56 in. .48 lbs.

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