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The Iliad

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1991, ©1990.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Penguin classics edView all editions and formats
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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 time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox
ISBN: 0140445927 9780140445923
OCLC Number: 24226726
Notes: Includes notes on the translation and a pronouncing glossary.
Description: xvi, 683 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents: The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps: Mainland Greece --
Peloponnese --
Aegean and Asia minor --
Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Iliad --
The rage of Achilles --
The great gathering of Armies --
Helen reviews the champions --
The truce erupts in war --
Diomedes fights the gods --
Hector returns to Troy --
Ajax duels with Hector --
The tide of battle turns --
The embassy of Achilles --
Marauding through the night --
Agamemnon's day of glory --
The Trojans storm the rampart --
Battling for the ships --
Hera outflanks Zeus --
The Achaean armies the bay --
Patroclus fights and dies --
Menelaus' finest hour --
The shield of Achilles --
The champion arms for battle --
Olympian gods in arms --
Achilles fights the river --
The death of Hector --
Funeral games for Patroclus --
Achilles and Priam --
The genealogy of the royal house of Troy.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

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Features Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend  Read more...

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"Fitzgerald has solved virtually every problem that has plagued translators of Homer. The narrative runs, the dialogue speaks, the military action is clear, and the repetitive epithets become useful Read more...

 
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