The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan WarComposed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war.Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old—The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages.Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source—a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

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The Iliad: The Verse Translation by Alexander Pope (Illustrated)

The Iliad: The Verse Translation by Alexander Pope (Illustrated)

Iliad: ISBN 9781480048348. Odyssey: ISBN 9781490516424 "Many consider [this translation] the greatest English Iliad, and one of the greatest translations of any work into English. It manages to convey not only the stateliness and grandeur of Homer’s lines, but their speed and wit and vividness." -- Daniel Mendelsohn, "Englishing the Iliad: Grading Four Rival Translations," The New Yorker Blog, 11/1/2011 When Homer's Iliad appeared in Alexander Pope's majestic translation between 1715 and 1720, it was acclaimed by Samuel Johnson as "a performance which no age or nation could hope to equal." A few years later, Pope oversaw the translation of the Odyssey. Other translations have since appeared, but Pope's is unrivaled in its melodious beauty. This is the Iliad that has formed generations of British and American culture through a beauteous poetics that lends itself to easy recollection. With a clean and crisp text illustrated by the inimitable line drawings of Flaxman, this edition finally gives to audiences a fitting rendering of this monument of English verse which captures uniquely the song of Homer himself. "The thing that best distinguishes this from all other translations of Homer is that it alone equals the original in its ceaseless pour of verbal music. . . . Pope worked ...

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The Iliad

The Iliad

Anger be now your song, immortal one,Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter lossand crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrionfor dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.-Lines 1-6Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal). This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

  • Brand: Farrar Straus Giroux
  • ASIN: 0374529051

The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green

The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green

One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation—specifically designed, like the oral original, to be read aloud—will soon be required reading for every student of Greek antiquity, and the great traditions of history and literature to which it gave birth.

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  • ASIN: 0520281438

The Essential Iliad

The Essential Iliad

While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad, this selection also highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature.

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  • ASIN: 0872205428

The Iliad

The Iliad

The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA   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-sp...

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The Iliad: Two Translation (With Active Table of Contents)

The Iliad: Two Translation (With Active Table of Contents)

Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.When he lived is controversial. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before Herodotus' own time, which would place him at around 850 BC; while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC.For modern scholars "the date of Homer" refers not to an individual, but to the period when the epics were created. The consensus is that "the Iliad and the Odyssey date from around the 8th century BC, the Iliad being composed before the Odyssey, perhaps by some decades," i.e. earlier than Hesiod, the Iliad being the oldest work of Western literature.

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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  • Brand: Penguin Classics
  • ASIN: 0140268863

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation by Homer (2014) Audio CD

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation by Homer (2014) Audio CD

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The Iliad of Homer: With an Interlinear Translation, for the Use of Schools and Private Learners, on the Hamiltonian System (Classic Reprint)

The Iliad of Homer: With an Interlinear Translation, for the Use of Schools and Private Learners, on the Hamiltonian System (Classic Reprint)

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The Iliad - Book I - Homer (Alexander Pope translation)

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The Iliad - Homer - Alexander Pope translation Book I - Read by Nick Gisburne Full Text: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/homer/h8ip/ This is the first part of the Iliad, book 1 of 24, so as you can imagine this is a long-term project. If you haven't previously read the text it can be a li...

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The Iliad

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An audiobook of Homer's Iliad: A good dramatic reading of an abridged version of the Fagles translation. To skip the intro and start at the reading go to 04:18. Taken from cassette tapes side 01 00:00:00 White side 02 00:44:13 Sea Blue Side 03 01:26:27 Rose Side 04 02:09:48 Sky Blue ----------...

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The Iliad (Pope Translation)

Iliad Translation

The Iliad (Pope Translation) - audiobook HOMER (c. 8th cen - c. 8th cen), translated by Alexander POPE (1688 - 1744) Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year of the Trojan War. Its...

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