The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer,Stephen Mitchell
Pages: 466
ISBN: 9781439163375
Available:
Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new translation of Homer's ancient masterpiece endeavors to instill the poetic nature of its original language while retaining accuracy, readability, and character vibrancy.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer
Pages: 683
ISBN: 0140445927
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The centuries-old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Gillian Cross
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0763678325
Available:
Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A strikingly illustrated retelling of Homer’s classic from the team who brought us The Odyssey—Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and illustrator Neil Packer. After nine years of war between the Greeks and Trojans, tensions are heating up among men of the same faction as well as those on opposing sides. Two proud and powerful Greeks, King Agamemnon and legendary warrior Achilles, quarrel over a beautiful maiden, causing Achilles and his myrmidons to drop out of the fight. Meanwhile, fueled by rage and pride, honor and greed, soldiers on both sides—Odysseus and Patroclus for the Greeks, Paris and Hector for the Trojans—perform heroic deeds, attempting to end the war. Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving this large-format volume an extra measure of authenticity and appeal.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer,,Robert Fitzgerald
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780199536795
Available:
Release: 2008-07-10
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Iliad is the story of a few days' fighting in the tenth year of the legendary war between the Greeks and the Trojans, which broke out when Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, abducted the fabulously beautiful Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. After a quarrel between the Greek commander, Agamemnon, and the greatest of the Greek warriors, Achilles, the gods become more closely involved in the action. Their intervention leads to the tragic death of Hector, the Trojan leader, and to the final defeat of the Trojans. But the Iliad is much more than a series of battle scenes. It is a work of extraordinary pathos and profundity that concerns itself with issues as fundamental as the meaning of life and death. Even the heroic ethic itself - with its emphasis on pride, honour, prowess in battle, and submission to the inexorable will of the gods - is not left unquestioned.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780226470382
Available:
Release: 2011-09-19
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 74
ISBN: STANFORD:36105012216136
Available:
Release: 1914
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Simone Weil s The Iliad Or The Poem of Force

Simone Weil s The Iliad  Or  The Poem of Force
Author: Simone Weil,James P. Holoka
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0820463612
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Peter Lang
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Simone Weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, The 'Iliad' or the Poem of Force at France at the beginning of World War II. Her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the Greek epic's continuing relevance to our lives. This celebrated work appears here for the first time in a bilingual version, based on the text of the authoritative edition of the author's complete writings. An introduction discusses the significance of the essay both in the evolution of Weil's thought and as a distinctively iconoclastic contribution to Homeric studies. The commentary draws on recent interpretations of the Iliad and examines the parallels between Weil's vision of Homer's warriors and the experiences of modern soldiers.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer,Caroline Alexander
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780062046291
Available:
Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old—The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source—a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

An Iliad

An Iliad
Author: Alessandro Baricco
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780307486189
Available:
Release: 2008-12-10
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bold re-imagining of our civilization’s greatest tale of war, from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Silk. In An Iliad, Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters, in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of Hector, we see through human eyes and feel with human hearts the unforgettable events first recounted almost three thousand years ago. Imbuing the stuff of legend with a startling new relevancy and humanity, Baricco gives us The Iliad as we have never known it. His transformative achievement is certain to delight and fascinate all readers of Homer’s indispensable classic.

Homer Iliad Book XXIV

Homer  Iliad Book XXIV
Author: Homero,Homer
Pages: 161
ISBN: 0521286204
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The twenty-fourth book of the Iliad is one of the masterpieces of world literature.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 605
ISBN: 0226470490
Available:
Release: 2011-11-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homéros,Homer
Pages: 464
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040889201
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Penguin Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains a prose translation of the Homeric epic recounting the triumphs and defeats of the Greek and Trojan heroes

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer Alexander
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781784870560
Available:
Release: 2016-02-15
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

High on Olympus, Zeus and the assembled deities look down on the world of men, to the city of Troy where a bitter and bloody war has dragged into its tenth year, and a quarrel rages between a legendary warrior and his commander. Greek ships decay, men languish, exhausted, and behind the walls of Troy a desperate people await the next turn of fate. This is the Iliad: an ancient story of enduring power; magnetic characters defined by stirring and momentous speeches; a panorama of human lives locked in a heroic struggle beneath a mischievous or indifferent heaven. Above all, this is a tale of the devastation, waste and pity of war. Caroline Alexander's virtuoso translation captures the rhythms and energy of Homer's original Greek while making the text as accessible as possible to a modern reader, accompanied by extensive extra material to provide a background to the poem. The result of three thousand years of story-telling, Homer's epic tale of the fall of Troy has resonated with every age and every human conflict: this is the Iliad at its most electrifying and vital.

Homer Iliad I XII

Homer  Iliad I XII
Author: Homer
Pages: 328
ISBN: 185399507X
Available:
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Bristol Classical Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 'red Macmillan' Iliad in the edition of W. Leaf, which had served since the 1880s, was replaced by this classic two-volume edition of M.M. Willcock. Coverage of twelve books of the Iliad in each volume demands a concise introduction and commentary. The editor also includes, for example, mention of significant aspects of Homeric diction more fully in the early lines of each book, so that the student may begin on any particular line. Although the book is designed for students at sixth form and undergraduates, the tight compass of these books does not prevent the editor engaging in - or referring to - problems of composition or text addressed by more advanced scholars.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Anonim
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0763696633
Available:
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Candlewick Press (MA)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic. More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation -- a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork -- renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. This companion volume to Hinds's award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.

The Twenty Second Book of the Iliad

The Twenty Second Book of the Iliad
Author: Homer,Alexandros Palles
Pages: 86
ISBN: 0530897423
Available:
Release: 2019-03-11
Editor: Wentworth Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Anonim
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0753451077
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Kingfisher Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Retells the events of the war between Greece and the city of Troy, focusing on Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon.

Iliad Book One

Iliad Book One
Author: Homer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0198721862
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Iliad I provides the commentary and student aids lacking in other publications on Homer's work. It has a detailed introductory section, highlighting key aspects of the text. The Commentary is designed to be accessible to those who are new to Homer but the material addressed will also be of interest to advanced readers. The Greek text is printed with a facing literal English translation and a full glossary is available.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781427024206
Available:
Release: 2008-01-14
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Butlers magnum opus, this is an outstanding prose translation of Homers Iliad. The ancient saga concerns events of the tenth year of siege of the city of Troy. Depicting Trojan War, an epic tale of fight and clashes of fates ordained by god and efforts undertaken by men, this is an engrossing work. A true classic!

Iliad

Iliad
Author: Homer,Pamela Ann Draper
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0472067923
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A user-friendly edition for the student reading Homer in the original Greek