The Iliad
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The Iliad


  • Author : Homer,
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2008-07-10
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199536795


The Iliad Book Description :

The Iliad is the story of a few days' fighting in the tenth year of the legendary war between the Greeks and the Trojans, which broke out when Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, abducted the fabulously beautiful Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. After a quarrel between the Greek commander, Agamemnon, and the greatest of the Greek warriors, Achilles, the gods become more closely involved in the action. Their intervention leads to the tragic death of Hector, the Trojan leader, and to the final defeat of the Trojans. But the Iliad is much more than a series of battle scenes. It is a work of extraordinary pathos and profundity that concerns itself with issues as fundamental as the meaning of life and death. Even the heroic ethic itself - with its emphasis on pride, honour, prowess in battle, and submission to the inexorable will of the gods - is not left unquestioned.

The Iliad
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The Iliad


  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 0472116177


The Iliad Book Description :

In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad."

The Iliad

The Iliad


  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Release Date : 2015-10-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


The Iliad Book Description :

Rendered into English Prose for the use of those who cannot read the original by Samuel Butler The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.

The Iliad   Homer  Updated Edition

The Iliad Homer Updated Edition


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438113944


The Iliad Homer Updated Edition Book Description :

Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is among the oldest literary documents in the Greek language. This epic war story depicts seven key weeks during the battle for Ilium, or Troy, culminating in the decisive battle betwee

The Iliad
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The Iliad


  • Author : Gareth Hinds
  • Publisher : Gareth Hinds
  • Release Date : 2019-03-12
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781893131620


The Iliad Book Description :

More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer’s legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. This stunning graphic novel captures all the grim glory of Homer’s epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome.

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey


  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Mythology, Greek
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 0861635973


The Iliad and the Odyssey Book Description :

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 Excerpt: ... the corse; 'Tis proper honour to the dead. Then take we out our horse, When with our friends' kind's woe our hearts have felt delight to do A virtuous soul right, and then sup." This said, all full of woe Circled the corse; Achilles led, and thrice, about him close, All bore their goodly-coated horse. Amongst all Thetis rose, And stirr'd up a delight in grief, till all their arms with tears, And all the sands, were wet; so much they loved that Lord of Fears. Then to the centre fell the prince; and, putting in the breast Of his slain friend his slaughtering hands, began to all the rest Words to their tears: "Rejoice," said he, "O my Patroclus, thou Courted by Dis now: now I pay to thy late overthrow All my revenges vow'd before. Hector lies slaughter'd here Dragg'd at my chariot, and our dogs shall all in pieces tear His hated limbs. Twelve Trojan youths, born of their noblest strains, I took alive; and, yet enraged, will empty all their veins Of vital spirits, sacrificed before thy heap of fire." This said, a work unworthy him he put upon his ire, And trampled Hector under foot at his friend's feet. The rest Disarm'd, took horse from chariot, and all to sleep address'd At his black vessel. Infinite were those that rested there. Himself yet sleeps not, now his spirits were wrought about the cheer Fit for so high a funeral. About the steel used then Oxen in heaps lay bellowing, preparing food for men; Bleating of sheep and goats fill'd air; numbers of white-tooth'd swine, Swimming in fat, lay singeing there: the person of the slain Was girt with slaughter. All this done, all the Greek kings convey'd Achilles to the king of men; his rage not yet allay'd For his Patroclus. Being arrived at Agamemnon's tent, Himself bade heralds put to ...

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey


  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-10-26
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1518763863


The Iliad and the Odyssey Book Description :

Homer's epic poems in a more readable format for today's enthusiasts! The Iliad - the tale of the Trojan War, up to the death of Hector, which all realized spelled the end of the Trojan's chances of winning. It was a war the gods just couldn't keep their hands out of! The Odyssey - following Odysseus' epic voyage home after the end of the Trojan War! He faces many of the terrible threats of the old world, as Cyclops, sirens and more try to end his voyage early! If you haven't read it yet, you're missing one of the most influential writings of all times!

Plot and Point of View in the Iliad

Plot and Point of View in the Iliad


  • Author : Robert J. Rabel
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 0472107682


Plot and Point of View in the Iliad Book Description :

Argues that Homer, the poet of the Iliad, may be fully distinguished from the narrator of Homeric poetry