The Iliad And The Odyssey by Bernard HomerThe Iliad And The Odyssey by Bernard Homer

The Iliad And The Odyssey

byBernard HomerTranslated byRobert FaglesIntroduction byBernard Knox

Paperback | November 15, 1999

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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.

about The Odyssey

Homer was a Greek poet, recognized as the author of the great epics, the Iliad, the story of the siege of Troy, and the Odyssey, the tale of Ulysses’s wanderings.
Title:The Iliad And The OdysseyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 8.64 × 5.91 × 3.51 inPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

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.