The Iliad of Homer

Paperback | November 15, 2011

byRichard Homer

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"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers.

This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek—remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book.

The result is a volume that actively invites readers into Homer's poem, helping them to understand fully the worlds in which he and his heroes lived—and thus enabling them to marvel, as so many have for centuries, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus.

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"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers.This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into...

Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College. Richard Martin is the Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics at Stanford University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.4 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226470490

ISBN - 13:9780226470498

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite Translation! Absolutely Lattimore's translation is my favourite. Capturing the passion and poetry of Homer while still creating a world that is not impenetrable to beginners, Lattimore's translation is the best!
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great translation and very interesting. I had to read this for a university class and the translator did a good job with a very difficult text.
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Translation! This is by far the best translation of the Iliad I have come across. Lattimore does an excellent job of translating this seemingly intranslateable epic, making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the reader. He accomplishes the herculean task of capturing the essence of the original language and making it accessible to the modern reader. It is also an invaluable reference tool for students of ancient Greek. If you are going to read only one translation of Homer's Iliad, this is it!
Date published: 2000-09-30

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction
Translator’s note
Maps

Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
Book Seventeen
Book Eighteen
Book Nineteen
Book Twenty
Book Twenty-One
Book Twenty-Two
Book Twenty-Three
Book Twenty-Four

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary of Names