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

Explanation of the Book:

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

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: 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

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 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,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 of Homer

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

Explanation of the Book:

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Gillian Cross
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1406385611
Available:
Release: 2018-11
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gillian Cross's brilliant retelling and Neil Packer's glorious illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad, one of the greatest stories ever told. The team behind The Odyssey (2012) now tell the story of the Trojan War. Cross's vivid adaptation begins with a beauty contest: the prize, a golden apple. In return for securing her victory, the goddess Aphrodite helps Prince Paris abduct Helen, wife to the king of Sparta. Enraged, the king and his Greek allies wage war on the Trojans. Nine years later, the fighting still rages on, but the Greeks are beginning to quarrel among themselves - Achilles and Agamemnon's petty argument has dire consequences for everyone caught in the crossfire. Neil Packer's pictures capture the beauty and remoteness of the setting, and bring a profound humanity to one of the finest literary achievements of Greek civilization.

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer,Caroline Alexander
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780062046291
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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: 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 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: Gareth Hinds
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781893131620
Available:
Release: 2019-03-12
Editor: Gareth Hinds
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. This stunning graphic novel 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.

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.

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

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
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781451627626
Available:
Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

TOLSTOY CALLED THE ILIAD A miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer’s story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations haven’t been able to re-create the energy and simplicity, the speed, grace, and pulsing rhythm of the original. In Stephen Mitchell’s Iliad, the epic story resounds again across 2,700 years, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flows in every word. And we are there with them, amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful. Mitchell’s Iliad is the first translation based on the work of the preeminent Homeric scholar Martin L. West, whose edition of the original Greek identifies many passages that were added after the Iliad was first written down, to the detriment of the music and the story. Omitting these hundreds of interpolated lines restores a dramatically sharper, leaner text. In addition, Mitchell’s illuminating introduction opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation. Now, thanks to Stephen Mitchell’s scholarship and the power of his language, the Iliad’s ancient story comes to moving, vivid new life.

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.

Homer

Homer
Author: Mark W. Edwards,Professor Markw W Edwards
Pages: 341
ISBN: UCSC:32106014548017
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.

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.