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The Iliad

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1990.
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The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes -- godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief -- compel our own humanity. Time after  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Epic poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1990
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
ISBN: 0670835102 9780670835102 0140275363 9780140275360
OCLC Number: 20825683
Awards: Winner of Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award 1991
Description: xvi, 683 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps --
Homeric geography: Mainland Greece --
Homeric geography: Peloponnese --
Homeric geography: Aegean and Asia minor --
Inset: Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Iliad --
Rage of Achilles --
Great gathering of Armies --
Helen reviews the champions --
Truce erupts in war --
Diomedes fights the gods --
Hector returns to Troy --
Ajax duels with Hector --
Tide of battle turns --
Embassy of Achilles --
Marauding through the night --
Agamemnon's day of glory --
Trojans storm the rampart --
Battling for the ships --
Hera outflanks Zeus --
Achaean Armies the bay --
Patroclus fights and dies --
Menelaus' finest hour --
Shield of Achilles --
Champion arms for battle --
Olympian gods in arms --
Achilles fights the river --
Death of Hector --
Funeral games for Patroclus --
Achilles and Priam --
Notes: Genealogy of the royal house of Troy --
Textual Variants from the Oxford classical text --
Notes on the translation --
Suggestions for further reading --
Pronouncing glossary.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.
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A modern verse translation by Robert Fagles, who also translated Aeschylus' "The Oresteia" and Sophocles' "Three Theban Plays".  Read more...


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