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978-0-14-044592-3 / 0140445927

The Iliad[ THE ILIAD ] By Homer ( Author )Jul-01-1991 Paperback

by Homer

Publisher:Penguin Books

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The great war epic of Western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homers 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†the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists 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 Homers poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliads mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls ďan astonishing performance.

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