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Iliad

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ISBN-10: 019932610X

ISBN-13: 9780199326105

Edition: 2013

Authors: Barry B. Powell, Ian Morris, Ian Morris

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Description:

Homer's Iliad is one of the foundational texts of Western Civilization. The timelessness of its story, of men battling fate amidst the horrors of war, still stirs the imaginations of readers year after year. What is offered here is the first translation by someone who is both an eminentscholar and published poet. Based on his thorough familiarity with Homeric language, Powell's free verse translation preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original, while recreating the original feel and sound of the oral-formulaic style. By avoiding the stylistic formality of earliertranslations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, he deftly captures and conveys the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/2/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.29" long x 1.56" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

List of Maps and Figures
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Translator
Maps
Homeric Timeline
Introduction
The Rage of Achilles
False Dream and the Catalog of Ships
The Duel Between Menelaos and Paris
Trojan Treachery, Bitter War
The Glory of Diomedes
Hector and Andromach� Say Goodbye
The Duel Between Hector and Ajax
Zeus Fulfills His Promise
The Embassy to Achilles
The Exploits of Dolon
The Glory of Agamemnon and the Wounding of the Captains
The Attack on the Wall
The Battle at the Ships
Zeus Deceived
Counterattack
The Glory of Patroklos
The Fight over the Corpse of Patroklos
The Shield of Achilles
Agamemnon�s Apology
The Duel Between Achilles and Aeneas
The Fight with the River and the Battle of the Gods
The Killing of Hector
The Funeral of Patroklos
The Ransom of Hector
Bibliography
Credits
Pronouncing Glossary/Index