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The Iliad (Everyman's Library classics, #60) - Gregory Nagy, Robert Fitzgerald, Homer
The Iliad (Everyman's Library classics, #60)
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In every century since the renaissance, English speakers have felt compelled to possess a translation written especially for their own time of this great epic poem, the earliest and most central literary text of Western culture. That need has been thoroughly met in our century by the... show more
In every century since the renaissance, English speakers have felt compelled to possess a translation written especially for their own time of this great epic poem, the earliest and most central literary text of Western culture. That need has been thoroughly met in our century by the distinguished poet and classicist Robert Fitzgerald, whose version of The Iliad does justice in every way to the fluent vigor and gravity of the Homeric original.(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780679410751 (0679410759)
ASIN: 679410759
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Pages no: 595
Edition language: English
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 The Iliad
What can I possibly say about The Iliad that hasn´t been said by a whole bunch of other people before? It´s one of the great classics, an epic story about war, love, loyalties and heroics. All the emotions a human being can encounter in life are present in this work. And it´s so dramatic, the heroes...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
3.0 The Iliad of Homer
The cover of this book looks like Jewels: A Secret History if you're not paying attention. Which I often wasn't, so I kept grabbing this book when I wanted that one. I spent way too long deciding which translation I would read of The Iliad. Basically just decide if you want prose or poetry and the...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
Adventures Thru Wonderland rated it
4.0 The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green
Read this for school years ago.
franzischonbach
franzischonbach rated it
5.0 Überraschend und Rätselhaft
Zuerst sieht Jamal nur den roten Schal. Doch dann auch die verzweifelte junge Frau, die am Rande der Klippen steht. Er wirft ihr den Schal zu, will sie retten. Aber sie springt. Doch niemand glaubt seine Geschichte, denn vor einigen Jahren sind bereits zwei andere Frauen nach exakt dem gleichen Must...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
0.0 The Iliad
A really worthy four stars story.I'm not really sure how I wound up reading this book and loving it. Epic battle story with gory details of spears going through the gaps between your armour or straight through it. Sons going down in battle leaving fathers grieving back home. How a large portion of t...
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