The Iliad

Homer


The nice struggle epic of Western literature, translated via 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 warfare. popular classicist Bernard Knox observes in his fantastic creation that even though the violence of the Iliad is grim and incessant, it coexists with either pictures of civilized lifestyles 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 track of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s enthralling repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an excellent performance.”

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

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