The Iliad

The Iliad

" ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek.

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116177

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad." ---Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and author of Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
Categories: Poetry

The Iliad

The Iliad

E. Christian Kopff’s introduction to this volume sets the stage and credits Jordan with conveying the action and movement of the Iliad in “contemporary language and a supple verse.” This new Iliad offers twenty-first-century readers ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185767

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 544

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An accessible Iliad for twenty-first-century readers A classic of Western literature for three millennia, Homer’s Iliad captivates modern readers—as it did ancient listeners—with its tale of gods and warriors at the siege of Troy. Now Herbert Jordan’s line-for-line translation brilliantly renders the original Greek into English blank verse—the poetic form most closely resembling our spoken language. Raising the bar set by Richmond Lattimore in 1951, Jordan employs a pleasing five-beat meter and avoids unnecessary filler. Whereas other verse renditions are longer than the original, owing to the translators’ indulgence in personal poetics, Jordan avoids “line inflation.” The result, an economical translation, captures the force and vigor of the original poem. E. Christian Kopff’s introduction to this volume sets the stage and credits Jordan with conveying the action and movement of the Iliad in “contemporary language and a supple verse.” This new Iliad offers twenty-first-century readers the thrill of a timeless epic and affords instructors a much-needed alternative for literature surveys.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it one of the first works of ancient Greek literature.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1071071386

Category:

Page: 584

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The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it one of the first works of ancient Greek literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, possible multiple authors .
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The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

Homer Gilbert Wakefield. While scarce the skies her horrid head can bound , She
stalks on earth , and shakes the world around ; 505 here drawn of Discord ,
whose head touched the heavens , and whose feet were on earth , may as justly
be ...

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175010669466

Category: Achilles (Greek mythology)

Page:

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Categories: Achilles (Greek mythology)

The Iliad

The Iliad

Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.

Author: Homéros

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040889201

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Contains a prose translation of the Homeric epic recounting the triumphs and defeats of the Greek and Trojan heroes
Categories: Fiction

The Iliad Homer Updated Edition

The Iliad   Homer  Updated Edition

Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Homer's The Iliad.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113944

Category:

Page:

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Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is among the oldest literary documents in the Greek language. This epic war story depicts seven key weeks during the battle for Ilium, or Troy, culminating in the decisive battle betwee
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Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer

This volume presents the original 1611 text of George Chapman's translation, tapping into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the "Iliad"'s warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691002363

Category: Poetry

Page: 613

View: 315

This volume presents the original 1611 text of George Chapman's translation, tapping into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the "Iliad"'s warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.
Categories: Poetry

The Iliad of Homer Primary Source Edition

The Iliad of Homer   Primary Source Edition

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.

Author: Homer Homer

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 1289823642

Category:

Page: 424

View: 668

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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The Iliad A Commentary Volume 1 Books 1 4

The Iliad  A Commentary  Volume 1  Books 1 4

This Commentary will be an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature.

Author: G. S. Kirk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281717

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 252

This Commentary will be an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature.
Categories: History

Homer The Iliad

Homer  The Iliad

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.

Author: M. S. Silk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052153996X

Category: History

Page: 103

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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.
Categories: History

The Iliad

The Iliad

Author: Homer

Publisher: Editions Artisan Devereaux

ISBN: BNC:1001942633

Category:

Page: 559

View: 106

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The Iliad of Homer Done Into English Verse Books VII XII

The Iliad of Homer  Done Into English Verse  Books VII XII

Our readers see the books the same way that their first readers did decades or a hundred or more years ago. Books from that period are often spoiled by imperfections that did not exist in the original.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0649538129

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 755

Categories: History

Homer s The Iliad and The Odyssey

Homer s The Iliad and The Odyssey

Homer, or another Greek of the same name... Oscar Wilde, Oscariana, 1910 (post
.) Homer (the overwhelming presence we call 'Homer') is a shadowy figure
whose first biographers (or inventors) believed had been born not long after the
Sack ...

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782391395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 188

The stories of the Trojan war and Helen of Troy, Patroclus and Achilles, the Sirens and the Cyclops are embedded in western culture, yet readers often fail to recognise that they were made famous by two epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, and one blind poet: Homer. Alberto Manguel begins his book with the poems' inception in ancient Greece and demonstrates how these poems have reverberated subsequently through the western canon, from the Rome of Virgil and Horace to Joyce's Dublin and Derek Walcott's Caribbean, via Dante and Racine. In this lyrical and graceful short volume, Manguel delights in the original poems and celebrates their presence throughout history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Homer

Homer

Author: William Lucas Collins

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000097499994

Category:

Page: 148

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Homer s Iliad

Homer s Iliad

This book introduces the general reader, as well as the student of Classics, to one of the masterpieces of European literature, the Iliad of Homer, in the English translation of Richmond Lattimore.

Author: Norman Postlethwaite

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015053479963

Category: Drama

Page: 324

View: 863

This book introduces the general reader, as well as the student of Classics, to one of the masterpieces of European literature, the Iliad of Homer, in the English translation of Richmond Lattimore. It offers the background which readers need to understand the poem's detail of story and characters, and it provides a step-by-step guide to the story's unravelling and to the literary features which have ensured its enduring popularity since its composition in 750 BC. The edition is designed specifically for the reader who has neither Greek nor any previous knowledge of Homer and approaches the poem as a literary text, seeking to identify the poet's techniques and to assess their effects. It can be used both as a continous reading alongside Lattimore's (or any other) translation and as a reference work for specific points of textual understanding or interpretation. There is a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography and a guide to further reading.
Categories: Drama

Homer s The Iliad

Homer s The Iliad

Spine title: The Iliad. A collection of critical essays on the Iliad arranged in chronological order of publication.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 0877549125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 613

Spine title: The Iliad. A collection of critical essays on the Iliad arranged in chronological order of publication.
Categories: Literary Criticism