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The Iliad

The Iliad( )
Author: Fagles, Robert
Homer,
Murray, A. T.
Revised by: Wyatt, William F.
Series title:Loeb Classical Library
ISBN:978-0-674-99580-2
Publication Date:Jan 1925
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The former tells of Achilles's anger over an insult to his honour during the Trojan War, and of its consequences for the Achaeans, the Trojans, and Achilles himself.

Book Details
Pages:672
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):4.485 x 6.552 x 1.319 Inches
Book Weight:1.025 Pounds
Author Biography
Fagles, Robert (Author)
Translator and professor Robert Fagles was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1933. He received a BA in English from Amherst College and a PhD in English from Yale University. While obtaining his degrees, he studied Latin and Greek on the side. He taught at Yale for one year and then joined the faculty at Princeton University as an English professor and remained there until he retired in 2002. While at Princeton, he created the university's department of comparative literature and received an honorary doctorate in June 2007.

He was also a renowned translator of Latin and Greek. His first published translation was of the Greek poet Bacchylides (1961), which was followed by versions of The Oresteia by Aeschylus and the plays, Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles. Fagles was best known for his versions of The Iliad (1990), The Odyssey (1996) and The Aeneid (2006). Instead of being an exacting literal translator, he sought to reinterpret the classics in a contemporary idiom which gave his translations a narrative energy and verve. He died of prostate cancer on March 26, 2008.

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