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The Iliad

Author: Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 1998. ©1990
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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: Epic poetry, Greek
Epic poetry
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer; Achilles, (Mythological character); Homer.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
ISBN: 9780140275360 0140275363 9780670835102 0670835102
OCLC Number: 66394447
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: Originally published: Viking Penguin, 1990.
Awards: Winner of the Academy of American Poets 1991 Landon Translation Award
Description: xvi, 683 pages : maps, genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Contents: The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps: Mainland Greece --
The Peloponnese --
The 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 deluxe edition.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

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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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