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Fagles, Robert

Overview
Works: 77 works in 314 publications in 1 language and 19,517 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Epic poetry, Latin  Epic poetry  History  Mythological plays  Tragedies (Drama)  Educational films 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 883.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Fagles
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 3,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus by Sophocles( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
Homer : a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

33 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, Odysseus meets the challenges of gods and monsters
Complete poems by Bacchylides( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. The poems are brilliantly translated by Robert Fagles, recently hailed by Garry Wills in the New Yorker as "the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English." First published in 1961, the book now includes a new translator's note by Fagles."--Jacket
The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of how the Greeks sailed to take back Helen and defeat the Trojans
The Aeneid by Virgil( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse
The drama of ancient Greece : from ritual to theater( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Medea, and Lysistrata show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks
I, Vincent : poems from the pictures of Van Gogh by Robert Fagles( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's epic in which Greek hero Odysseus makes his long and treacherous journey home after the Trojan War, while his son Telemachos and wife Penelope are forced to scheme to protect his throne until his return
Odysseus returns home by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do plays well over two millennia old still speak to audiences today? This program traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Medea, and Lysistrata show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks"--website
The odyssey : a modern translation of Homer's classic tale by Homer( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verlagsinfo: 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 Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students
The Odyssey : the journey home from Troy( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic program, translator Robert Fagles, Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel Boorstin, classicist Bernard Knox, archaeologist Sarantis Symeonoglou, art historian Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Steven Tracy, of the Ohio State University, retrace Odysseus' journey, link it to modern experience, and show how the images and events portrayed in the epic poem continue to resonate in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. The themes of ego, temptation, survival, and homecoming are emphasized. Clips from the 1955 classic film "Ulysses" are featured. A Discovery University Production. (51 minutes, color)"--Container
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks."--Container
Women in classical Greek drama( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presentation of powerful women in Medea, Antigone, and Lysistrata is contrasted with the circumscribed role of women in Athenian society by six university professors. Film clips from notable productions support this discussion
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of the ancient Greek epic with an introduction giving the background to the times, viz. "The ceremonies of civilization do not mean much to us today; we tend to see them as insincere ... To Homer they are very beautiful and their violation a more serious matter than we can imagine."
 
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The Iliad
Alternative Names
Robert Fagles American academic and poet

Robert Fagles Amerikaans vertaler (1933-2008)

Robert Fagles Hel·lenista i traductor estatunidenc, traductor de la Ilíada i l'Odissea

Languages
English (244)

Covers
The OdysseyThe Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; OedipusThe OresteiaThe AeneidThe OdysseyComplete poemsThe IliadThe Aeneid