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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date September 1, 1990
Pages 683
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670835102
ISBN-10 0670835102
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 2.50 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $40.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The centuries-old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator (view table of contents)
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Dating to the ninth century BC, 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.”


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