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

Iliad

Iliad

Author: Homer

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044085123560

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Page: 700

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Homer The Iliad

Homer  The Iliad

Chapter 1 Homer ' s world and the making of the Iliad 1 The Iliad and Mycenaean
civilisation Homer ' s Iliad tells of a punitive Greek expedition against Troy , led by
Agamemnon , king of Mycenae in southern Greece . The story is set in a ...

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

Iliad the MAXNotes Literature Guides

Iliad  the  MAXNotes Literature Guides

This background includes the cause of the war and the events preceding the
action of the Iliad, as well as the final destruction of Troy and the death of
Achilleus. By ignoring the cause and details of this particular war, Homer turns
the Iliad into ...

Author: Beth L. Tanis

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 0738673315

Category: Study Aids

Page: 132

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REA's MAXnotes for Homer's The Illiad MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
Categories: Study Aids

Iliad

Iliad

In this respect, the production of the translation mirrors that period in the evolution
of the Iliad when writing began to shape the body of poetry that had until then
existed only in the mind of the composer and in live performance. We don't know
 ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843698

Category: Poetry

Page: 574

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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
Categories: Poetry

The Iliad of Homer by Samuel Butler Knowledge Management Edition

The Iliad of Homer by Samuel Butler  Knowledge Management Edition

He who is interested in “graduating” to other readings of The Iliad ofHomer, be
these in verse or in modern English, can availe of some of the references listed
here. This list is not necessarily exhaustive, but it may suffix most needs
regarding ...

Author: Jose D. Prezgonzlez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411659544

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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If you are contemplating buying The Iliad, sure that you know what the book is about. Thus, why to buy a Knowledge Management Edition instead of a normal one? There are several reasons, among them saving time -you do not have much time to read, or you have to read it aloud to youngsters or elders-, catching up quickly with its contents -for a second reading, for catching up with classic literature, before watching the film-, of having two versions in one -for english students with different levels of proficiency; etc. This book will be officially published in 2006. Therefore, get it at pre-publishing prices (cheaper, of course!) before the official launch!
Categories: Fiction

Virgil s Iliad

Virgil s Iliad

PROLOGUE : HOMER ' S ILIAD Homer ' s Iliad remains a work of peculiar and
unique interest because it is the oldest surviving example of a long complete
piece of narrative fiction in our literary tradition ; and still completely accessible to
us ...

Author: K. W. Gransden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521287561

Category: History

Page: 221

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In the course of re-establishing the value and importance of Books VII-XII of Virgil's Aeneid, this study also explores in some detail his use of Homer's Iliad.
Categories: History

Nature and Culture in the Iliad

Nature and Culture in the Iliad

THE GODS OF THE ILIAD : AN AMPLIFICATION The Gods As Characters This
has been a study of the Iliad focused on character and plot ; in it the gods appear
as characters pretty much like the others . Such a reading may appear to miss ...

Author: James M. Redfield

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822314223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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By focusing on the story of Hector, James M. Redfield presents an imaginative perspective not only on the Iliad but also on the whole of Homeric culture. In an expansive discussion informed by a reinterpretation of Aristotle's Poetics and a reflection on the human meaning of narrative art, the analysis of Hector leads to an inquiry into the fundamental features of Homeric culture and of culture generally in its relation to nature. Through Hector, as the "true tragic hero of the poem," the events and themes of the Iliad are understood and the function of tragedy within culture is examined. Redfield's work represents a significant application of anthropological perspectives to Homeric poetry. Originally published in 1975 (University of Chicago Press), this revised edition includes a new preface and concluding chapter by the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Essential Iliad

The Essential Iliad

Many studies have been devoted to showing how typical episodes that clearly
reflect long-standing conventions of epic narrative are reworked in the Iliad, with
striking and novel effects. For example, the typical scene of a hero arming for war
is ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603843671

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad

The Iliad

CHAPTER TWO The Overture Book 3 is usually thought to serve a retrospective
function , recounting episodes through which the Iliad replays and evokes issues
associated with the beginning of the war . Though it undoubtedly does serve ...

Author: Bruce Louden

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080188280X

Category: History

Page: 337

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Categories: History

The Iliad A Commentary Volume 2 Books 5 8

The Iliad  A Commentary  Volume 2  Books 5 8

The speech - element in the Iliad One tends to think of heroic epic as mainly
composed of objective narrative ; yet nearly half of the Iliad consists of direct
speech , and the proportion in the Odyssey ( whatever view one takes of the
status of ...

Author: G. S. Kirk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281725

Category: History

Page: 368

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This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad for nearly 100 years.
Categories: History

The Iliad A Commentary

The Iliad  A Commentary

Author: Mark W. Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521312086

Category: Greek poetry

Page: 356

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This is the fifth volume in the major six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad now being prepared under the general- editorship of Professor G.S. Kirk. Volume I was published in 1985, Volume II in 1990; both were edited by Professor Kirk himself. Like its predecessors, the present volume (the first to appear from the hand of one of Professor Kirk's four collaborators) consists of four introductory essays (including discussions of similes and other features of narrative style) followed by the Commentary. The Greek text is not included. 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. The Commentary is an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature, and archaeologists and historians will also find that it contains matters of relevance to them.
Categories: Greek poetry

Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Introduction This collection of ten essays on Homer ' s Iliad and Odyssey revisits
the first literary works of Western culture to find that they are still relevant in the
21st century . Both epics are required reading in most college / university general
 ...

Author: Κώστας Μυρσιάδης

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Approaches to Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' consists of ten original essays on the Iliad and Odyssey by established Homeric scholars and university professors of Greek literature and culture. The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Both epics are required reading in most college/university general and world literature courses, as is evident from their inclusion in part or in whole in many standard world literature anthologies. These ten new approaches to the first literary works of Western culture are intended as reading aids for both instructors and students in any college/university classroom in which either of these two Homeric epics are taught.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad A Commentary Volume 1 Books 1 4

The Iliad  A Commentary  Volume 1  Books 1 4

The first four Books of the Iliad in context Some preliminary consideration of the
nature of each of the Books to be treated in this volume , and of their relation to
the Iliad as a whole , may be found useful . That in turn requires a brief
examination ...

Author: G. S. Kirk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521281717

Category: History

Page: 436

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

Homer Iliad Book XXIV

Homer  Iliad Book XXIV

THE ILIAD AS A TRAGIC POEM When the Greek envoys arrive at Achilles ' tent in
Iliad 9 , they find him , now that he is no longer himself winning glory in battle ,
singing the tales of famous men ' ( 189 kléa áv & pwv ) . ? It is not hard to see that
 ...

Author: Homero

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521286204

Category: History

Page: 161

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The twenty-fourth book of the Iliad is one of the masterpieces of world literature.
Categories: History

The Iliad as Politics

The Iliad as Politics

3 Power , Force , and Authority πως τις τοι πρόφρων έπεσιν πείθηται Αχαιών how
shall any one of the Achaians readily obey you 1.150 Authority in the Iliad has
been understood frequently by placing its expression in the context of an already
 ...

Author: Dean Hammer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 080613366X

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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"In this first full-length treatment of the Iliad as a work of political thought, Hammer demonstrates how Homer's epic is also an ancient Greek discussion on political ethics. Hammer redefines political thought as the activity of addressing issues of collective identity and organization. Using this understanding of politics, he discusses how the characters in the Iliad, through their larger-than-life actions and interactions, embody community issues of authority, conflict, judgment, and the interrelationship between personal and collective identity. The characters' many quarrels, laments, reconciliations, and vows of loyalty and friendship all critically model the principles and controversies of underlying Greek political ethics of communal responsibility and relationship."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Political Science

The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000373202

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

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Categories: Epic poetry, Greek

The Iliad Homer Updated Edition

The Iliad   Homer  Updated Edition

Iliad. 24. Homer. undergirds his swift, vivid narrative through body language. The
Homeric epics deploy nonverbal behavior to characterize leading figures, to
make their reactions instantly intelligible, and to provide a third “language” that ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113944

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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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The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

This is the first speech of Ajax in the Iliad . He is no Orator , but always expresses
himself in fhort ; generally bragging or threatning ; and very positive . The
appellation of fixoş ' Axarã , the bulwark of the Greeks , which Homer almost
constantly ...

Author: Homerus

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ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000373223

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Homer s Iliad

Homer s Iliad

The first books of the Iliad are not only legendary in their own story , but they
contain legends of the former times , such as the raiding of Thebe by Achilles , as
told by Andromache , the legend of Bellerophon , as told by Glaucus , that of
Tydeos ...

Author: Homer

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN293C

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Page: 438

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