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The Iliad of Homer

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"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation -- the gold standard for generations of students and general readers.

This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century -- while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses -- with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek -- remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book.

The result is a volume that actively invites readers into Homer's poem, helping them to understand fully the worlds in which he and his heroes lived -- and thus enabling them to marvel, as so many have for centuries, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus.

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  • Publication Date: September 19, 2011
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 608 Pages
  • File Size: 6,531 KB

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