The Iliad

By: Homer; Merrill, Rodney

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First edition. A fine copy. 2007 Hard Cover. viii, 464 pp. Verse translation, with an introduction on singing The Iliad, bibliography, and map. In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice. Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the war-lust in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of Chaucer's Broche of Thebes.

Title: The Iliad

Author: Homer; Merrill, Rodney

Categories: Poetry, Literature, Modern First Editions, Classical Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 0472116177

ISBN Number 13: 9780472116171

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2272420

Keywords: HOMER ILIAD LITERATURE CLASSICS POETRY POEMS CLASSICAL STUDIES,