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The Iliad
By Homer and Robert Fagles (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date July 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140445923
ISBN-10 0140445927
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
A dramatic new translation of Homer's epic heroic saga combines contemporary language with poetic sensibilities to chronicle the classic story of the Trojan War. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The great war epic of Western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

A Penguin Classic

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 seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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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