Homers Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books

Paperback | October 15, 2014

byBarry B. Powell

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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handyvolume.Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both thetranslations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship.

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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handyvolume.Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry...

Barry B. Powell is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Oxford University Press published his translation of the Iliad in 2013 and his translation of the Odyssey in 2014.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199394075

ISBN - 13:9780199394074

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Table of Contents

List of Maps and FiguresAcknowledgementsAbout the TranslatorMapsIntroductionThe Iliad: SelectionsBook 1 allBook 2 Lines 1-54; 210-500; 760-815Book 3 allBook 4 Lines 1-452Book 5 Lines 1-9; 99-149; 172-470; 715-endBook 6 Lines 1-4; 101-endBook 7 omittedBook 8 Lines 1-76; 354-endBook 9 Lines 176-endBook 10 omittedBook 11 Lines 1-316; 623-710; 786-endBook 12 Lines 1-35; 222-endBook 13 Lines 1-64; 785-endBook 14 Lines 150-345Book 15 Lines 1-264; 570-endBook 16 Lines 1-538; 624-endBook 17 omittedBook 18 Lines 1-223; 344-endBook 19 Lines 1-71; 253-endBook 20 Lines 1-76; 466-endBook 21 Lines 1-140; 524-endBook 22 allBook 23 Lines 1-257Book 24 Lines 455-endThe Odyssey: SelectionsBook 1 allBook 2 omittedBook 3 omittedBook 4 Lines 108-519Book 5 allBook 6 allBook 7 omittedBook 8 Lines 432-endBook 9 allBook 10 allBook 11 allBook 12 allBook 13 Lines 1-124; 183-endBook 14 omittedBook 15 omittedBook 16 Lines 1-306Book 17 Lines 180-450Book 18 Lines 1-107Book 19 allBook 20 omittedBook 21 allBook 22 allBook 23 allBook 24 allBibliographyCreditsPronouncing Glossary/Index

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"Powell's muscular verses are faithful to the original Greek but bring the characters to life. This is a page-turner, bound to become the new standard translation." --Ian Morris, Stanford University