The Iliad

Hardcover | October 2, 2013

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Homer's Iliad is one of the foundational texts of Western Civilization. The timelessness of its story, of men battling fate amidst the horrors of war, still stirs the imaginations of readers year after year. What is offered here is the first translation by someone who is both an eminentscholar and published poet. Based on his thorough familiarity with Homeric language, Powell's free verse translation preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original, while recreating the original feel and sound of the oral-formulaic style. By avoiding the stylistic formality of earliertranslations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, he deftly captures and conveys the most essential truths of this vital text. Helpfully included in this edition are a detailed introduction, illustrations, maps, and notes. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the Greek, Powell steers a middle path between the most well-known translations and adds something unique to the canon.

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Homer's Iliad is one of the foundational texts of Western Civilization. The timelessness of its story, of men battling fate amidst the horrors of war, still stirs the imaginations of readers year after year. What is offered here is the first translation by someone who is both an eminentscholar and published poet. Based on his thorough ...

Barry B. Powell is Halls-Bascomb Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:October 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019932610X

ISBN - 13:9780199326105

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List of MapsList of FiguresPrefaceIntroductionAcknowledgmentsAbout the TranslatorMapsHomeric TimelineBook 1: The Anger of AchillesBook 2: False Dream and the Catalog of ShipsBook 3: A Duel to the DeathBook 4: Trojan Treachery, Bitter WarBook 5: The Glory of DiomedesBook 6: Hector and Andromach^ Say GoodbyeBook 7: The Duel Between Hector and AjaxBook 8: Zeus Fulfills his PromiseBook 9: The Embassy to AchillesBook 10: The Exploits of DolonBook 11: The Glory of Agamemnon and The Wounding of the CaptainsBook 12: Attack on the WallBook 13: The Battle at the ShipsBook 14: Zeus DeceivedBook 15: CounterattackBook 16: The Glory of PatroklosBook 17: Fight Over the Corpse of PatroklosBook 18: The Shield of AchillesBook 19: Agamemnon's ApologyBook 20: The Dual Between Hector and AjaxBook 21: Fight with the River; Battle of the GodsBook 22: The Killing of HectorBook 23: The Funeral of PatroklosBook 24: The Ransom of HectorBibliographyCreditsPronouncing Glossary/Index