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Homer Iliad II: Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library 171) Second Edition

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Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, "the best of the Achaeans," over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result--a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity.

The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A. T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb's Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is written for today's readers.

Synopsis:

The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The former tells of Achilles's anger over an insult to his honour during the Trojan War, and of its consequences for the Achaeans, the Trojans, and Achilles himself.

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Translated by A.T. Murray and revised by William F. Wyatt.

About the Author

<>William F. Wyattis Professor of Classics, <>Brown University.William F. Wyattis Professor of Classics, Brown University.

Table of Contents

1. Books 1-12 — 2. Books 13-24.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674995802
Translator:
Murray, A. T.
Revised:
Wyatt, William
Revised by:
Wyatt, William F.
Revised:
Wyatt, William F.
Revised:
Wyatt, William
Author:
Wyatt, William F.
Author:
Homer
Author:
Murray, A. T.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Epic poetry
Subject:
Trojan War
Subject:
Trojan War -- Poetry.
Subject:
Achilles
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Achilles (Greek mythology) -- Poetry.
Subject:
Anthologies-Miscellaneous International Poetry
Subject:
Literary Criticism-Poetry
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd ed. /
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
171
Publication Date:
January 1925
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Index
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 15 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The former tells of Achilles's anger over an insult to his honour during the Trojan War, and of its consequences for the Achaeans, the Trojans, and Achilles himself.
"Synopsis" by , Translated by A.T. Murray and revised by William F. Wyatt.
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