The Iliad And The Odyssey

Paperback | November 15, 1999

byBernard HomerTranslated byRobert FaglesIntroduction byBernard Knox

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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.


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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...

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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 ...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.7 × 5.9 × 3.6 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0147712556

ISBN - 13:9780147712554

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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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.