ISBN-10:
0674995791
ISBN-13:
9780674995796
Pub. Date:
01/01/1924
Publisher:
Harvard
Iliad, Volume I: Books 1-12 / Edition 2

Iliad, Volume I: Books 1-12 / Edition 2

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Overview

Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, "the best of the Achaeans," over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result—a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity.

The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A. T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb's Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is written for today's readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674995796
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 01/01/1924
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #170
Edition description: 2nd Edition/Revised 1999
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 505,619
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 6.38(h) x (d)

About the Author

Augustus Taber Murray (1866–1940) was Professor of Greek at Stanford University.

William Frank Wyatt (1932–2011) was Professor of Classics at Brown University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Bibliography

Iliad

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

Book 6

Book 7

Book 8

Book 9

Book 10

Book 11

Book 12

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