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The Iliad
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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1990.
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Book
Physical Desc:
xvi, 683 pages ; 24 cm
Lexile measure:
1330L
Fountas & Pinnell:
Z+
Status:
Broadneck Library - Nonfiction
883 HOMER
Busch Annapolis Library - Nonfiction
883 HOMER
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
883 HOMER
Description
The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA A Penguin Classic Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad 's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls "an astonishing performance." This Penguin Classics Deluxe edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. 9780140275360
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ISBN:
0140275363 (pbk.) :, 9780140275360
Lexile measure:
1330
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Z+

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-637).
Description
The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., Fagles, R., & Knox, B. (1990). The Iliad. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer, Robert. Fagles and Bernard Knox. 1990. The Iliad. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer, Robert. Fagles and Bernard Knox, The Iliad. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking, 1990.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Homer., Robert Fagles, and Bernard Knox. The Iliad. New York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Viking, 1990. Print.

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