Iliad And Odyssey Boxed Set

by Bernard Homer
Translated by Robert Fagles
Introduction by Bernard Knox

Penguin Classics | November 15, 1999 | Unknown binding

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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!

From Twitterature: The World''s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less about The Iliad


@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?

From Twitterature: The World''s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less about The Odyssey

Format: Unknown binding

Dimensions: 1 pages, 3.46 × 2.37 × 1.39 in

Published: November 15, 1999

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0147712556

ISBN - 13: 9780147712554

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Iliad And Odyssey Boxed Set

by Bernard Homer
Translated by Robert Fagles
Introduction by Bernard Knox

Format: Unknown binding

Dimensions: 1 pages, 3.46 × 2.37 × 1.39 in

Published: November 15, 1999

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0147712556

ISBN - 13: 9780147712554

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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!

From Twitterature: The World''s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less about The Iliad


@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?

From Twitterature: The World''s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less about The Odyssey

About the Author

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.

From Our Editors

There are few stories in the world as compelling and mesmerizing as these. This beautiful gift set of two revered classics features Robert Fagles' best-selling translations. The Iliad/The Odyssey Boxed Set contains the two complete epics, each with a comprehensive introduction and critical commentary by noted classicist Bernard Knox. A wonderful gift for classics or literature enthusiasts, these two deluxe paperback volumes offer Homer's two greatest works.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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