The Iliad

The Iliad

Homer


The nice conflict 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 fighting amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan battle. popular classicist Bernard Knox observes in his fabulous creation that even if the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either pictures of civilized lifestyles and a poignant craving for peace.
 
Combining the talents of a poet and pupil, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yankee Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of up to date language to this enduring heroic epic. He keeps the force and metric song of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s enchanting repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an marvelous performance.”

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

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