With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London The product of more than a decade's continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman's translation of Homer's great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of the Iliad. In muscular, onward-rolling verse Chapman... show more
With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London The product of more than a decade's continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman's translation of Homer's great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of the Iliad. In muscular, onward-rolling verse Chapman retells the story of Achilles, the great warrior, and his terrible wrath before the walls of besieged Troy, and the destruction it wreaks on both Greeks and Trojans. Chapman regarded the translation of this epic, and of Homer's Odyssey (also available in Wordsworth Editions) as his life's work, and dedicated himself to capturing the 'soul' of the poem.
Publish date: August 5th 1995
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Pages no: 411
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
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...
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...
There really isn't anything else to say about the Iliad. It is brutal, infuriating, exciting, and tragic. The introduction by Bernard Knox was excellent.
When I first read The Iliad, I was way too young to fully appreciate it. I understood, of course, the backstory - a spiteful goddess is left off a wedding invitation list, she retaliates by giving the Trojan prince Paris a golden apple to reward to the best-looking goddess (because that can’t go wro...
The majestic king of Troy slipped past the rest and kneeling down beside Achilles, clasped his knees and kissed his hands, those terrible, man-killing hands that had slaughtered Priam's many sons in battle. - Book 24: Achilles and Priam ll. 559-562, p. 604 Warning: Large amounts of spoilers belo...