The nice struggle epic of Western literature, translated by way of acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
courting to the 9th century B.C., Homer’s undying poem nonetheless vividly conveys the horror and heroism of guys and gods wrestling with towering feelings and fighting amidst devastation and destruction, because it strikes inexorably to the wrenching, tragic end of the Trojan conflict. popular classicist Bernard Knox observes in his magnificent advent that even if the violence of the Iliad is grim and constant, it coexists with either pictures of civilized lifestyles and a poignant craving for peace.
Combining the talents of a poet and student, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the strength of latest language to this enduring heroic epic. He keeps the force and metric song of Homer’s poetry, and conjures up the impression and nuance of the Iliad’s captivating repeated words in what Peter Levi calls “an magnificent performance.”
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