The Iliad

Mass Market Paperback | October 2, 2007

byHomerTranslated byW. H. D. RouseIntroduction bySeth L. Schein

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Humans and gods wrestling with towering emotions. Men fighting to the death amidst the devastation and destruction of the Trojan War. To this day, the heroism and adventure in The Iliad have remained unmatched in song and story.

 

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Humans and gods wrestling with towering emotions. Men fighting to the death amidst the devastation and destruction of the Trojan War. To this day, the heroism and adventure in The Iliad have remained unmatched in song and story. 

Homer was probably born around 725BC on the Coast of Asia Minor, now the coast of Turkey, but then really a part of Greece. Homer was the first Greek writer whose work survives. He was one of a long line of bards, or poets, who worked in the oral tradition. Homer and other bards of the time could recite, or chant, long epic poems. Both...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.06 inPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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“Fitzgerald has solved virtually every problem that has plagued translators of Homer. The narrative runs, the dialogue speaks, the military action is clear, and the repetitive epithets become useful text rather than exotic relics.” –Atlantic Monthly “Fitzgerald’s swift rhythms, bright images, and superb English make Homer live as never before…This is for every reader in our time and possibly for all time.”–Library Journal “[Fitzgerald’s Odyssey and Iliad] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer’s art at the level above the formula; yet at the same time they do not neglect the brilliant texture of Homeric verse at the level of the line and the phrase.” –The Yale Review“What an age can read in Homer, what its translators can manage to say in his presence, is one gauge of its morale, one index to its system of exultations and reticences. The supple, the iridescent, the ironic, these modes are among our strengths, and among Mr. Fitzgerald’s.” –National ReviewWith an Introduction by Gregory Nagy