The Iliad

The Iliad

Homer


The nice struggle epic of Western literature, translated through acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
relationship to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of fellows 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 impressive advent that even if the violence of the Iliad is grim and incessant, it coexists with either photos of civilized existence and a poignant longing 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 power of latest language to this enduring heroic epic. He continues the force and metric tune of Homer’s poetry, and inspires the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s enchanting repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an magnificent performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe variation additionally good points French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

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