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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume.
Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both the translations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship.
* Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity
* Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts
* Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems
* Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages
* Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names
* Audio recordings (read by Powell) of important passages are available on the book's Companion Website and indicated in the text margin by an icon
Barry B. Powell is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Oxford University Press published his translation of the Iliad in 2013 and his translation of the Odyssey in 2014.
Table of Contents
List of Maps and Figures Acknowledgements About the Translator Maps Introduction The Iliad: Selections Book 1 all Book 2 Lines 1-54; 210-500; 760-815 Book 3 all Book 4 Lines 1-452 Book 5 Lines 1-9; 99-149; 172-470; 715-end Book 6 Lines 1-4; 101-end Book 7 omitted Book 8 Lines 1-76; 354-end Book 9 Lines 176-end Book 10 omitted Book 11 Lines 1-316; 623-710; 786-end Book 12 Lines 1-35; 222-end Book 13 Lines 1-64; 785-end Book 14 Lines 150-345 Book 15 Lines 1-264; 570-end Book 16 Lines 1-538; 624-end Book 17 omitted Book 18 Lines 1-223; 344-end Book 19 Lines 1-71; 253-end Book 20 Lines 1-76; 466-end Book 21 Lines 1-140; 524-end Book 22 all Book 23 Lines 1-257 Book 24 Lines 455-end The Odyssey: Selections Book 1 all Book 2 omitted Book 3 omitted Book 4 Lines 108-519 Book 5 all Book 6 all Book 7 omitted Book 8 Lines 432-end Book 9 all Book 10 all Book 11 all Book 12 all Book 13 Lines 1-124; 183-end Book 14 omitted Book 15 omitted Book 16 Lines 1-306 Book 17 Lines 180-450 Book 18 Lines 1-107 Book 19 all Book 20 omitted Book 21 all Book 22 all Book 23 all Book 24 all Bibliography Credits Pronouncing Glossary/Index