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The Iliad By Homer

The Iliad by Homer


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Summary

Poet and Homeric scholar Barry B. Powell offers a major new translation of this timeless epic poem

The Iliad Summary

The Iliad by Homer

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 eminent scholar 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 earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, he deftly captures and conveys the most essential truths of this vital text. Helpfully included in this edition are a detailed introduction, illustrations, maps, and notes. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the Greek, Powell steers a middle path between the most well-known translations and adds something unique to the canon.

The Iliad Reviews

comprehensive and authoritative ... user friendly ... This generous scholarly gift will be joined by Powell's forthcoming Odyssey (2014) ... Highly recommended. * R. Cormier, CHOICE *

About Homer

Barry B. Powell is Halls-Bascomb Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents ; List of Maps ; List of Figures ; Preface ; Introduction ; Acknowledgments ; About the Translator ; Maps ; Homeric Timeline ; Book 1: The Anger of Achilles ; Book 2: False Dream and the Catalog of Ships ; Book 3: A Duel to the Death ; Book 4: Trojan Treachery, Bitter War ; Book 5: The Glory of Diomedes ; Book 6: Hector and Andromache Say Goodbye ; Book 7: The Duel Between Hector and Ajax ; Book 8: Zeus Fulfills his Promise ; Book 9: The Embassy to Achilles ; Book 10: The Exploits of Dolon ; Book 11: The Glory of Agamemnon and The Wounding of the Captains ; Book 12: Attack on the Wall ; Book 13: The Battle at the Ships ; Book 14: Zeus Deceived ; Book 15: Counterattack ; Book 16: The Glory of Patroklos ; Book 17: Fight Over the Corpse of Patroklos ; Book 18: The Shield of Achilles ; Book 19: Agamemnon's Apology ; Book 20: The Dual Between Hector and Ajax ; Book 21: Fight with the River; Battle of the Gods ; Book 22: The Killing of Hector ; Book 23: The Funeral of Patroklos ; Book 24: The Ransom of Hector ; Bibliography ; Credits ; Pronouncing Glossary/Index

Additional information

NPB9780199326105
9780199326105
019932610X
The Iliad by Homer
New
Hardback
Oxford University Press Inc
2013-12-05
624
N/A
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