The Iliad /

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet u...

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Main Author: Homer (Author)
Other Authors: Fagles, Robert (Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Ancient Greek
Published: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Series:Penguin classics deluxe edition.
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Summary:The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. 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.
Item Description:Originally published: Viking Penguin, 1990.
Physical Description:xvi, 683 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Awards:Winner of the Academy of American Poets 1991 Landon Translation Award
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-638).
ISBN:9780140275360
0140275363
9780670835102
0670835102