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The Iliad
By Andrew Ford (introduced by), Robert Fitzgerald (trans) and Homer
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date February 1, 2004
Pages 512
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374529055
ISBN-10 0374529051
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.15 lbs.
Original list price $14.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews
A new publication of the definitive translation of Homer's epic brings the ancient epic poem to life in a work brimming with irony and lyric power, chronicling the Greek siege of the Trojan city state and the war that ensued. Simultaneous. description: Product Description:

Anger be now your song, immortal one,
Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous,
that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss
and crowded brave souls into the undergloom,
leaving so many dead men-carrion
for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.
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Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal).

This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

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