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Iliad

Author: Homer.; A T Murray; William F Wyatt
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Series: Loeb Classical Library, 170-171
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New ed, rev. by William F. WyattView all editions and formats
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The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The former tells of Achilles's anger over an insult to his honour during the Trojan War, and of its consequences for the Achaeans, the Trojans, and Achilles himself. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; A T Murray; William F Wyatt
OCLC Number: 908430737
Language Note: Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages.
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed March 11, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: V.I. Books 1-12 --
v. II. Books 13-24.
Series Title: Loeb Classical Library, 170-171
Responsibility: Homer ; with an English translation by A.T. Murray.

Abstract:

The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The former tells of Achilles's anger over an insult to his honour during the Trojan War, and of its consequences for the Achaeans, the Trojans, and Achilles himself. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, "the best of the Achaeans," over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result--a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity. The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A.T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb's Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is written for today's readers.

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