The Iliad

The Iliad

Homer


The nice warfare epic of Western literature, translated by way of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
courting to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and struggling with amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan battle. well known classicist Bernard Knox observes in his fabulous creation that even though the violence of the Iliad is grim and incessant, it coexists with either photographs of civilized existence and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the talents of a poet and student, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of up to date language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric song of Homer’s poetry, and conjures up the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s enchanting repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an extraordinary performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe version additionally positive aspects French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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