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Read online The Iliad - Literary Touchstone Classic.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Iliad - Literary Touchstone Classic This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader appreciate The Iliad s vocabulary and references to Greek mythology SO BEGINS THE ILIAD Homer s epic tale about the Trojan War Meet the gods and heroes of Greek and Roman myth and legend the all powerful Jove Venus goddess of love swift Mercury as well as the impulsive Paris heroic Ajax and the supposedly invincible Achilles See these characters as the ancients understood them capable of great valor and incredible pettiness as ready to fight for sex as for the preservation of a culture The gods sometimes little more than a scheming squabbling family are the stuff of tabloid journalism but it is the warriors who provide the action Famous for some of the bloodiest most graphic battle scenes in literature The Iliad is more than a prequel to the better known Odyssey It is the genesis of an entire body of Western literature and the poetic record of a culture whose influence continues to this day by Homer

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Literature s grandest evocation of life s journey at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance Homer s ancient Greek epic i The Odyssey i is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox in Penguin Classics br br When Robert Fagles translation of i The Iliad i was published in critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece Here one of the great modern translators presents us with i The Odyssey i Homer s best loved poem recounting Odysseus wanderings after the Trojan War With wit and wile the man of twists and turns meets the challenges of the sea god Poseidon and monsters ranging from the many headed Scylla to the cannibalistic Cyclops Polyphemus only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife Penelope s suitors In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem Fagles has captured the energy of Homer s original in a bold contemporary idiom br br Seven greek cities claim the honour of being the birthplace of Homer c th th century BC the poet to whom the composition of the i Iliad i and i Odyssey i are attributed The i Iliad i is the oldest surviving work of Western literature but the identity or even the existence of Homer himself is a complete mystery with no reliable biographical information having survived br br If you enjoyed i The Odyssey i you might like Robert Fagles translation of i The Iliad i also available in Penguin Classics br br Wonderfully readable Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication br Ted Hughes br br A memorable achievement Mr Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless br Richard Jenkyns i The New York Times Book Review i br br His translation of i The Odyssey i is his best work yet br Garry Wills i New Yorker i, b A glorious boxed set featuring Robert Fagles s award winning translations of the three great epics of Western literature b br br ONE OF THE PREEMINENT translators of our time Robert Fagles s interpretations of these epic poems give new life to three seminal works in the Western canon The Penguin Classic Deluxe Editions of i The Iliad The Odyssey i and i The Aeneid i are collected here for the first time in a specially designed gift box Each volume contains a superb introduction by renowned classicist Bernard Knox, This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo s translation of the i Odyssey i offers more than half of the epic including all of its best known episodes and finest poetry while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages Sheila Murnaghan s Introduction a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus, Composed for recitation at festivals these songs were written in honour of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greek pantheon They recount the key episodes in the lives of the gods and dramatise the moments when they first appear before mortals Together they offer the most vivid picture we have of the Greek view of the relationship between the divine and human worlds