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The Iliad/The Odyssey Set: Homer

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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

@RageAgainstTheAchaean Pissed. I am so, so very pissed.

First I have to go to this beach. Then I have to kill all these dudes. And NOW – now! This prick stole my biscuit. Who does that? Am I right?

Can’t resolve this problem on my own – calling Mom!

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@IthacaStateOfMind Uh oh. This cave is a giant’s lair. He has a taste for cheese, and my companions. He also has only one eye. Trying to keep from laughing.

Got him drunk. Put a hot poker in his ONE EYE when he blacked out. That will show him – if he could see. LOL. Time to leave.

Damn. Poseidon pissed. How was I supposed to know One-Eye was his son? What Olympian whore did he sleep with to get an issue like that?

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Synopsis:

Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

about The Odyssey

Synopsis:

This beautiful gift set of Robert Fagles' award-winning translations of Homer brings the energy of contemporary language to these enduring heroic epics.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780147712554
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Translator:
Fagles, Robert
Introduction by:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Introduction:
Knox, Bernard MacGregor Walke
Author:
Homer
Author:
Fagles, Robert
Author:
Knox, Bernard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
Retail Boxed Set
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.70x5.92x3.49 in. 3.43 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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» Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Miscellaneous International Poetry
» Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Greek
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» Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Medieval and Renaissance
» Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

about The Odyssey

"Synopsis" by , This beautiful gift set of Robert Fagles' award-winning translations of Homer brings the energy of contemporary language to these enduring heroic epics.

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