The Iliad / Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

By: Homer [author.]Contributor(s): Fagles, Robert [translator.] | Knox, Bernard, 1914-2010 [writer of introduction.]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: Greek, Ancient (to 1453) Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition: Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1998Copyright date: ©1990Edition: Deluxe editionDescription: xvi, 683 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780140275360 (paperback); 0140275363 (paperback); 9780670835102 (hardcover)Uniform titles: Iliad. (Fagles) English Language note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.Subject(s): Achilles (Mythological character) -- Poetry | Homer -- Translations into English | Achilles (Mythological character) | Homer | Trojan War -- Poetry | 18.43 ancient Greek literature | 18.05 English literature | FICTION / Classics | POETRY / Ancient & Classical | POETRY / EpicDDC classification: 883/.01 LOC classification: PA4025.A2 | F33 1998Other classification: 18.43 | 18.05 | 883.1
Contents:
The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps:
1. Homeric Geography: Mainland Greece --
2. Homeric Geography: The Peloponnese --
3. The Aegean and Asia minor -- Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Iliad:--
book 1. The rage of Achilles --
book 2. The great gathering of Armies --
book 3. Helen reviews the champions --
book 4. The truce erupts in war --
book 5. Diomedes fights the gods --
book 6. Hector returns to Troy --
book 7. Ajax duels with Hector --
book 8. The tide of battle turns --
book 9. The embassy of Achilles --
book 10. Marauding through the night --
book 11. Agamemnon's day of glory --
book 12. The Trojans storm the rampart --
book 13. Battling for the ships --
book 14. Hera outflanks Zeus -
book 15. The Achaean armies at bay --
book 16. Patroclus fights and dies --
book 17. Menelaus' finest hour --
book 18. The shield of Achilles --
book 19. The champion arms for battle --
book 20. Olympian gods in arms --
book 21. Achilles fights the river --
book 22. The death of Hector --
book 23. Funeral games for Patroclus --
book 24. Achilles and Priam --
The genealogy of the royal house of Troy --
Textual variants from the Oxford classical text.
Summary: 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 time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.
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Originally published: Viking Penguin, 1990.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-638).

The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --

Maps:

1. Homeric Geography: Mainland Greece --

2. Homeric Geography: The Peloponnese --

3. The Aegean and Asia minor -- Troy and vicinity --

Homer: Iliad:--

book 1. The rage of Achilles --

book 2. The great gathering of Armies --

book 3. Helen reviews the champions --

book 4. The truce erupts in war --

book 5. Diomedes fights the gods --

book 6. Hector returns to Troy --

book 7. Ajax duels with Hector --

book 8. The tide of battle turns --

book 9. The embassy of Achilles --

book 10. Marauding through the night --

book 11. Agamemnon's day of glory --

book 12. The Trojans storm the rampart --

book 13. Battling for the ships --

book 14. Hera outflanks Zeus -

book 15. The Achaean armies at bay --

book 16. Patroclus fights and dies --

book 17. Menelaus' finest hour --

book 18. The shield of Achilles --

book 19. The champion arms for battle --

book 20. Olympian gods in arms --

book 21. Achilles fights the river --

book 22. The death of Hector --

book 23. Funeral games for Patroclus --

book 24. Achilles and Priam --

The genealogy of the royal house of Troy --

Textual variants from the Oxford classical text.

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 time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.

Translated from the Ancient Greek.

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