The Iliad

By: Homer; Fagles, Robert; Knox, Bernard

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Very minor general wear. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 683, [3] pp. Translated by Robert Fagles, introduction and notes by Bernard Knox. Dating to the ninth century BC, Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer’s poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad’s mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance.”

Title: The Iliad

Author: Homer; Fagles, Robert; Knox, Bernard

Categories: Poetry, Continental, Greek, Classical Studies,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Viking: 1990

ISBN Number: 0670835102

ISBN Number 13: 9780670835102

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2296459

Keywords: HOMER CLASSICAL POETRY EPIC VERSE CLASSICS POEM GREEK ANCIENT CLASSICAL STUDIES,