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Iliad

Iliad - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140275360

Cover of Iliad 90 (ISBN 978-0140275360)
ISBN13: 978-0140275360
ISBN10: 0140275363
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 90
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 1990
International: No

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Iliad - 90 edition

ISBN13: 978-0140275360

Homer and Robert Translator Fagles

ISBN13: 978-0140275360
ISBN10: 0140275363
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 90
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Published: 1990
International: No
Summary

Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with his universally acclaimed modern verse translation of the world's greatest war story. Rage-Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles, murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses, hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls? Thus begins the stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles that has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to its wrenching, tragic conclusion. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it co-exists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls "an astonishing performance."

Author Bio

Robert Fagles, the winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University.

Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Map vi-vii
Translator's Preface ix
Introduction xvii
Iliad 1
Major Characters 493
Catalogue of Combat Deaths 502
Index of Speeches 506
Suggestions for Further Reading 514