The Essential Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843676
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad, this bare-bones abridgment highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature, and in Western civilization surveys.

Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Author: Barry B. Powell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199394074
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume. Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both the translations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship. FEATURES * Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity * Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts * Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems * Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages * Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names * Audio recordings (read by Powell) of important passages are available on the book's Companion Website and indicated in the text margin by an icon

The Essential Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603842241
Format: PDF, Docs
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Selections from both the Iliad and the Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843690
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Gripping... Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task... (He) manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic." — Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review

The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408826135
Format: PDF, Mobi
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WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

The Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853262425
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Recounts the triumphs and defeats of the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War and the destruction of Troy by combined Greek armies

An Iliad

Author: Lisa Peterson
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468311921
Format: PDF
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Masterfully adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare From Robert Fagles’s acclaimed translation, An Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping monologue that captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this world classic. What emerges is a powerful piece of theatrical storytelling that vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind’s compulsion toward violence.

The Iliad

Author: Mark W. Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521312080
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad, for nearly one hundred years, and takes special account of language, style and thematic structure as well as of the complex social and cultural background to the work.

Homer The Iliad

Author: M. S. Silk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521539968
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition takes account of recent scholarship in the field and includes an updated guide to further reading. It is essential reading for students of literature and classics.