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Iliad of Homer

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ISBN-10: 0226470490

ISBN-13: 9780226470498

Edition: 2011

Authors: Homer, Richmond Lattimore, Richard Martin, Richard Martin

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"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliadin English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translationthe gold standard for generations of students and general readers. This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliadis designed to bring the book into the twenty-first centurywhile leaving the poemas firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verseswith their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greekremain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts…    

Introduction
Translator's Note
Maps
The Iliad
Notes to the Iliad
Bibliography
Glossary of Names