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 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

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 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: 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.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0472116177
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad." ---Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and author of Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer,General Press
Pages: 680
ISBN: 9789388118859
Available:
Release: 2018-12-03
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. One of the greatest stories ever told, 'Iliad' has survived for thousands of years because of its insightful portrayal of man and its epic story of war, duty, honor, and revenge. After nine years fighting the Trojan War, the Greeks sense imminent defeat. The gods have cursed them with a plague; the Trojans have set their ships on fire; and their best warrior, the impenetrable Achilles, has turned his back on them. But when the Trojans go too far and kill Patroclus, his beloved brother-in-arms, Achilles returns to the battlefield with a vengeance so terrible that it shocks even the gods.

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

Homer The Iliad

Homer  The Iliad
Author: M. S. Silk
Pages: 103
ISBN: 052153996X
Available:
Release: 2004-01-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition takes account of recent scholarship in the field and includes an updated guide to further reading. It is essential reading for students of literature and classics.

Homer

Homer
Author: Mark W. Edwards,Professor Markw W Edwards
Pages: 341
ISBN: UOM:39015012307636
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homer: Poet of the "Iliad" is the perfect companion both for readers deepening their appreciation of the poem and its form and for those encountering Homer's work for the first time. Mark Edwards combines the advantages of a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make the insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists. Since interpretation of the epic requires an understanding of the ancient oral tradition and its conventions, Edwards offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetics of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He also discusses essential elements of Homeric society -- its religion, history, and social values -- to clarify the style and substance of the poetry. In the second half of the book, Edwards's scene-by-scene explication of ten major books of the Iliad leads the reader to a greater perception of Homer's mastery and manipulation of convention.

The Essential Odyssey

The Essential Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781603840231
Available:
Release: 2007-09-15
Editor: Hackett Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.

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:

Homer The Iliad

Homer  The Iliad
Author: William Allan
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9781849668897
Available:
Release: 2012-07-19
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A clear and stimulating introduction to Homer's Iliad, the greatest poem of Western culture.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 617
ISBN: NYPL:33433074383484
Available:
Release: 1850
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 976
ISBN: 1840221178
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.

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.

Why Homer Matters

Why Homer Matters
Author: Adam Nicolson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781627791809
Available:
Release: 2014-11-18
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt...and his excitement is contagious."—James Wood, The New Yorker Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek—and our—consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our own time. Why Homer Matters is a magical journey of discovery across wide stretches of the past, sewn together by the poems themselves and their metaphors of life and trouble. Homer's poems occupy, as Adam Nicolson writes "a third space" in the way we relate to the past: not as memory, which lasts no more than three generations, nor as the objective accounts of history, but as epic, invented after memory but before history, poetry which aims "to bind the wounds that time inflicts." The Homeric poems are among the oldest stories we have, drawing on deep roots in the Eurasian steppes beyond the Black Sea, but emerging at a time around 2000 B.C. when the people who would become the Greeks came south and both clashed and fused with the more sophisticated inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean. The poems, which ask the eternal questions about the individual and the community, honor and service, love and war, tell us how we became who we are.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Anonim
Pages: 504
ISBN: ONB:+Z182689404
Available:
Release: 1720
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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