The Iliad

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

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,D. Christopher H. Rieu
Pages: 462
ISBN: UOM:39015057591987
Available:
Release: 2003-01-30
Editor: ePenguin
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the Greek siege of Troy and the war that ensued.

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: un

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,Caroline Alexander
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780062046291
Available:
Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

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.

Homer Iliad

Homer  Iliad
Author: Homer,Irene J. F. de Jong
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9780521883320
Available:
Release: 2012-01-12
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Book XXII recounts the climax of the Iliad: the fatal encounter between the main defender of Troy and the greatest warrior of the Greeks, which results in the death of Hector and Achilles' revenge for the death of his friend Patroclus. At the same time it adumbrates Achilles' own death and the fall of Troy. This edition will help students and scholars better appreciate this key part of the epic poem. The introduction summarises central debates in Homeric scholarship, such as the circumstances of composition and the literary interpretation of an oral poem, and offers synoptic discussions of the structure of the Iliad, the role of the narrator, similes and epithets. There is a separate section on language, which provides a compact list of the most frequent Homeric characteristics. The commentary offers up-to-date linguistic guidance, and elucidates narrative techniques, typical elements and central themes.

The Iliad

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Homer

Homer
Author: Mark W. Edwards,Professor Markw W Edwards
Pages: 341
ISBN: UCSC:32106014548017
Available:
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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 Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 617
ISBN: UOM:39015029500264
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Release: 1850
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Chapman s Homer

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

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.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Karin Sisti
Pages: 76
ISBN: 0600310612
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 544
ISBN: 1984180819
Available:
Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it one of the first works of ancient Greek literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, possible multiple authors .

Homer Iliad Book XXIV

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Iliad of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope

The Iliad of Homer  Translated by Alexander Pope
Author: Homer
Pages: 559
ISBN: BL:A0019645996
Available:
Release: 1817
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer
Author: Homer,George Chapman
Pages: 613
ISBN: 0691002363
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This volume presents the original 1611 text of George Chapman's translation, tapping into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the "Iliad"'s warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.

The Iliad of Homer by Samuel Butler Knowledge Management Edition

The Iliad of Homer by Samuel Butler  Knowledge Management Edition
Author: Jose D. Prezgonzlez
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781411659544
Available:
Release: 2005-12-05
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

If you are contemplating buying The Iliad, sure that you know what the book is about. Thus, why to buy a Knowledge Management Edition instead of a normal one? There are several reasons, among them saving time -you do not have much time to read, or you have to read it aloud to youngsters or elders-, catching up quickly with its contents -for a second reading, for catching up with classic literature, before watching the film-, of having two versions in one -for english students with different levels of proficiency; etc. This book will be officially published in 2006. Therefore, get it at pre-publishing prices (cheaper, of course!) before the official launch!

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer
Pages: 632
ISBN: 1429958243
Available:
Release: 2004-04-03
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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. -Lines 1-6 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.

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Steven Shankman
Pages: 1248
ISBN: 9781606088074
Available:
Release: 2009-06-25
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In his Preface to the Iliad, Alexander Pope declared that in his poetic invention Homer possessed unequalled fire and rapture. Pope spent his formative years as a poet translating Homer, beginning with the Iliad, and in his translation he successfully found a style that answers the sublimity and grace of Homer. Steven Shankman provides scholarly critical apparatus for this Penguin English Poets edition, which is based on the 1743 edition that contains the poet's final revisions. Pope's Preface and the three indexes are also included. Most importantly, this edition makes available for the first time in paperback Pope's notes in their entirety, enabling us to observe one poetic genius illuminate the work of another.

Homer The Iliad

Homer  The Iliad
Author: William Allan
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781472502971
Available:
Release: 2012-12-20
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers a clear and stimulating introduction to Homer's Iliad, the greatest poem of Western culture. It discusses central aspects of the work (including the tradition of oral poetry, the style and structure of the epic, and its depiction of the gods, heroism, war, and gender roles) and guides the reader in understanding the skill and profundity of Homer's achievement. This introduction is ideal for undergraduates and students in the upper forms of schools, but it requires no knowledge of ancient Greek and is intended for all readers interested in Homer. The Classical World series is well established and explores the culture and achievements of the civilizations of Greece and Rome. Concise yet informative and stimulating, each book includes illustrations and suggestions for further reading and study. Designed specifically for students and teachers of Classical Civilization at late school and early university level, the series provides an up-to-date collection of accessible guides to the history, institutions, literature, art and values of the Classical world.

A Companion to The Iliad

A Companion to The Iliad
Author: Malcolm M. Willcock
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780226125848
Available:
Release: 1976
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Those who are able to read Homer in Greek have ample recourse to commentaries, but the vast majority who read the Iliad in translation have not been so well served—the many available translations contain few, if any, notes. For these readers, Malcolm M. Willcock provides a line-by-line commentary that explains the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that a student or general reader could not be expected to bring to an initial encounter with the Iliad. The notes, which always relate to particular lines in the text, have as their prime aim the simple, factual explanation of things the inexperienced reader would be unlikely to have at his or her command (What is a hecatomb? Who is Atreus' son?). Second, they enhance an appreciation of the Iliad by illuminating epic style, Homer's methods of composition, the structure of the work, and the characterization of the major heroes. The "Homeric Question," concerning the origin and authorship of the Iliad, is also discussed. Professor Willcock's commentary is based on Richmond Lattimore's translation—regarded by many as the outstanding translation of the present generation—but it may be used profitably with other versions as well. This clearly written commentary, which includes an excellent select bibliography, will make one of the touchstones of Western literature accessible to a wider audience.