The Iliad : A New Translation by Peter Green

The Iliad : A New Translation by Peter Green

Description

One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation specifically designed, like the oral original, to be read aloud will soon be required reading for every student of Greek antiquity, and the great traditions of history and literature to which it gave birth.

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Details

Author(s)
Homer, Peter Green
Format
Hardback | 608 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 43mm | 1,043g
Publication date
25 Jun 2015
Publisher
University of California Press
Publication City/Country
Berkerley, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New, Translation
ISBN10
0520281411
ISBN13
9780520281417
Bestsellers rank
176,529