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The Iliad: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Bernard Homer
Translated by Robert Fagles
Introduction by Bernard Knox

Penguin Classics | November 15, 1998 | Trade Paperback |

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The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.
 
Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance."
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 704 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.57 in

Published: November 15, 1998

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140275363

ISBN - 13: 9780140275360

Found in: Classics, Poetry

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The Iliad: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The Iliad: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Bernard Homer
Translated by Robert Fagles
Introduction by Bernard Knox

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 704 Pages, 5.51 × 8.27 × 1.57 in

Published: November 15, 1998

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140275363

ISBN - 13: 9780140275360

Table of Contents

The Iliad Translator''s Preface

Introduction
Introduction
The Spelling and Pronunciation of Homeric Names
Maps

Homer: The Iliad
Book 1: The Rage of Achilles
Book 2: The Great Gathering of Armies
Book 3: Helen Reviews the Champions
Book 4: The Truce Erupts in War
Book 5: Diomodes Fights the Gods
Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy
Book 7: Ajax Duels in Hector
Book 8: The Tide of Battle Turns
Book 9: The Embassy to Achilles
Book 10: Marauding Through the Night
Book 11: Agamemnon''s Day of Glory
Book 12: The Trojans Storm the Rampart
Book 13: Battling for the Ships
Book 14: Hera Outflanks Zeus
Book 15: The Achaean Armies at Bay
Book 16: Patroclus Fights and Dies
Book 17: Menalaus'' Finest Hour
Book 18: The Shield of Achilles
Book 19: The Champion Arms for Battle
Book 20: olympian Gods in Arms
Book 21: Achilles Fights the River
Book 22: The Death of Hector
Book 23: Funeral Games for Patroclus
Book 24: Achilles and Priam

Notes
The Genealogy of the Royal House of Troy
Textual Variants from the Oxford Classical Text
Notes on the Translation
Suggestions for Further Reading
Pronouncing Glossary

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The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.
 
Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance."
This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

About the Author

Robert Fagles, the winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is Arthur W. Marks ''19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University.

Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard''s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

From Our Editors

It is one of mankind's greatest and most epic of stories. The Iliad tells the exciting story of the Trojan War and Achilles' anger, and features fascinating heroines, heroes and gods dealing with a tremendous battle. Poet and scholar Robert Fagles presents his universally-acclaimed modern-verse translation of Homer's great war story in an exquisite edition with French flaps. This companion volume to The Odyssey will delight fans of classical poetry and prose.
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