The Iliad

The Iliad (Paperback)

By Homer , Robert Fagles , Bernard Mac Gregor Walke 
Publisher: Penguin Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0140445927
EAN: 9780140445923
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 683
Publish Date: 1991-7-1
Binding: Paperback
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The great war epic of Western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the"Iliad "is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.
Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the "Iliad"'s mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls "an astonishing performance."
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Title: The Iliad
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: Homer , Robert Fagles , Bernard Mac Gregor Walke
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0140445927
EAN: 9780140445923
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 683
Publish Date: 1991-7-1
Binding: Paperback

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