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The Iliad of Homer
By Richard Martin (introduced by) and Richmond Lattimore (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date November 4, 2011
Pages 599
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226470498
ISBN-10 0226470490
Dimensions 1.50 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers.

This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek—remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book.

The result is a volume that actively invites readers into Homer's poem, helping them to understand fully the worlds in which he and his heroes lived—and thus enabling them to marvel, as so many have for centuries, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus.

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With Richmond Lattimore (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Univ of Chicago Pr (November 15, 2011)
9780226470481 | details & prices | 599 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.82 lbs | List price $41.00
About: "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation.
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With Richmond Lattimore (other contributor) | from Univ of Chicago Pr (November 4, 2011)
9780226470498 | details & prices | 599 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $15.00
About: "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation.

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