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The Iliad

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Description

Author: Homer

Brand: Penguin Random House

Color: Grey

Features:

  • Product Condition: Yellow Pages
  • Easy To Read
  • It’s a great choice for a book person

Package Dimensions: 39x198x400

Number Of Pages: 560

Release Date: 30-01-2003

Details: Product Description
‘The first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war’ GuardianOne of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer’s Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, who refuses to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles’ close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge – knowing this will ensure his own early death. E. V. Rieu’s acclaimed translation of The Iliad was one of the first titles published in Penguin Classics, and now has classic status itself.Originally translated by E. V. RIEU Revised and updated by PETER JONES with D. C. H. RIEU Edited with an Introduction and notes by PETER JONES
Review
“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 text rather than exotic relics.” –
Atlantic Monthly

“Fitzgerald’s swift rhythms, bright images, and superb English make Homer live as never before…This is for every reader in our time and possibly for all time.”–
Library Journal

“[Fitzgerald’s
Odyssey and
Iliad] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer’s art at the level above the formula; yet at the same time they do not neglect the brilliant texture of Homeric verse at the level of the line and the phrase.” –
The Yale Review
“What an age can read in Homer, what its translators can manage to say in his presence, is one gauge of its morale, one index to its system of exultations and reticences. The supple, the iridescent, the ironic, these modes are among our strengths, and among Mr. Fitzgerald’s.” –
National Review

With an Introduction by Gregory Nagy
About the Author
Homer is thought to have lived c.750-700 BC in Ionia and is believed to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad. E V Rieu was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-64. His son, D C H Rieu, has revised his work. Peter Jones is former lecturer in Classics at Newcastle. He co-founded the ‘Friends of Classics’ society and is the editor of their journal and a columnist for The Spectator.

UPC: 787721911845

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Weight 0.5 kg

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