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The Iliad

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles
Publisher: New York ; London : Penguin, 1998, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the epics in Western literature, "The Iliad" recounts the story of the Trojan wars. In his introduction, the author observes that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles
ISBN: 0140275363 9780140275360
OCLC Number: 835903200
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: This translation originally published: New York ; London : Viking, 1990.
Awards: Winner of Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award 1991.
Description: 704 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

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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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