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The Iliad

Author: Homer.; Barry B Powell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Homer's Iliad is one of the foundational texts of Western Civilization. The timelessness of its story, of men battling fate amidst the horrors of war, still stirs the imaginations of readers year after year. What is offered here is the first translation by someone who is both an eminent scholar and published poet. Based on his thorough familiarity with Homeric language, Powell's free verse translation preserves the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013005120
(OCoLC)827528881
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Barry B Powell
ISBN: 9780199326112 0199326118
OCLC Number: 864277199
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 596 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Book 1: The anger of Achilles --
Book 2: False dream and the catalog of ships --
Book 3: A duel to the death --
Book 4: Trojan treachery, bitter war --
Book 5: The glory of Diomedes --
Book 6: Hector and Andromache say goodbye --
Book 7: The duel between Hector and Ajax --
Book 8: Zeus fulfills his promise --
Book 9: The embassy to Achilles --
Book 10: The exploits of Dolon --
Book 11: The glory of Agamemnon and the wounding of the captains --
Book 12: Attack on the wall --
Book 13: The battle at the ships --
Book 14: Zeus deceived --
Book 15: Counterattack --
Book 16: The glory of Patroklos --
Book 17: Fight over the corpse of Patroklos --
Book 18: The shield of Achilles --
Book 19: Agamemnon's apology --
Book 20: The dual between Achilles and Ajax --
Book 21: Fight with the river; battle of the gods --
Book 22: The killing of Hector --
Book 23: The funeral of Patroklos --
Book 24: The ransom of Hector.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris.

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comprehensive and authoritative ... user friendly ... This generous scholarly gift will be joined by Powell's forthcoming Odyssey (2014) ... Highly recommended. * R. Cormier, CHOICE *

 
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