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The Iliad

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The Iliad by Homer
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'War, the bringer of tears...'For 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

Author Biography

Anthony Verity is a former Master of Dulwich College. He has also translated Theocritus' The Idylls and Pindar's Odes. Barbara Graziosi is Professor of Classics at Durham University. She has written extensively on Homer.
Release date NZ
August 9th, 2012
Author
Contributor
Translated by Anthony Verity
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 maps
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
512
Dimensions
131x196x24
ISBN-13
9780199645213
Product ID
19552783

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