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Read online The Iliad.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Iliad i The Iliad i is one of the two great epics of Homer and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters Achilles Helen Hector and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy by Homer, Robert Fagles, Frédéric Mugler, Bernard Knox

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The Iliad
Title:The Iliad
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ISBN:0140275363
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Number of Pages:683
Category:Classics, Poetry, Fiction, Mythology, Literature
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Selections from both i Iliad i and i Odyssey i made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology, Literature s grandest evocation of life s journey at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance Homer s ancient Greek epic i The Odyssey i is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox in Penguin Classics br br When Robert Fagles translation of i The Iliad i was published in critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece Here one of the great modern translators presents us with i The Odyssey i Homer s best loved poem recounting Odysseus wanderings after the Trojan War With wit and wile the man of twists and turns meets the challenges of the sea god Poseidon and monsters ranging from the many headed Scylla to the cannibalistic Cyclops Polyphemus only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife Penelope s suitors In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem Fagles has captured the energy of Homer s original in a bold contemporary idiom br br Seven greek cities claim the honour of being the birthplace of Homer c th th century BC the poet to whom the composition of the i Iliad i and i Odyssey i are attributed The i Iliad i is the oldest surviving work of Western literature but the identity or even the existence of Homer himself is a complete mystery with no reliable biographical information having survived br br If you enjoyed i The Odyssey i you might like Robert Fagles translation of i The Iliad i also available in Penguin Classics br br Wonderfully readable Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication br Ted Hughes br br A memorable achievement Mr Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless br Richard Jenkyns i The New York Times Book Review i br br His translation of i The Odyssey i is his best work yet br Garry Wills i New Yorker i, i The Iliad i is one of the two great epics of Homer and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters Achilles Helen Hector and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy, Composed for recitation at festivals these songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods and dramatise the moments when they first appear before mortals Together they offer the most vivid picture we have of the Greek view of the relationship between the divine and human worlds