9780140275360

The Iliad

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140275360

  • ISBN10:

    0140275363

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-10-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Summary

This timeless poem-more than 2,700 year old-still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amid devastation and destruction as it moves inexorably to its wrenching, tragic conclusion. Readers of this epic poem will be gripped by the finely tuned translation and enlightening introduction. Translated by Robert Fagles Introduction and Notes by Bernard

Author Biography

Robert Fagles, the winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University.

Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Translator's Preface ix
INTRODUCTION
Introduction
3(62)
The Spelling and Pronunciation of Homeric Names
65(3)
Maps
Homeric Geography: Mainland Greece
68(2)
Homeric Geography: The Peloponnese
70(2)
Homeric Geography: The Aegean and Asia Minor
72(1)
Inset: Troy and Vicinity
72(5)
HOMER: The Iliad
The Rage of Achilles
77(22)
The Great Gathering of Armies
99(29)
Helen Reviews the Champions
128(17)
The Truce Erupts in War
145(19)
Diomedes Fights the Gods
164(31)
Hector Returns to Troy
195(19)
Ajax Duels with Hector
214(17)
The Tide of Battle Turns
231(20)
The Embassy to Achilles
251(25)
Marauding Through the Night
276(20)
Agamemnon's Day of Glory
296(29)
The Trojans Storm the Rampart
325(16)
Battling for the Ships
341(28)
Hera Outflanks Zeus
369(18)
The Achaean Armies at Bay
387(25)
Patroclus Fights and Dies
412(30)
Menelaus' Finest Hour
442(25)
The Shield of Achilles
467(21)
The Champion Arms for Battle
488(15)
Olympian Gods in Arms
503(17)
Achilles Fights the River
520(21)
The Death of Hector
541(18)
Funeral Games for Patroclus
559(29)
Achilles and Priam
588(33)
NOTES
The Genealogy of the Royal House of Troy
617(2)
Textual Variants from the Oxford Classical Text
619(2)
Notes on the Translation 621(14)
Suggestions for Further Reading 635(4)
Pronouncing Glossary 639

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