Chapman's Homer: The "Iliad" / Edition 1

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Overview

"Oft of one wide expanse had I been told

That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne;

Yet did I never breathe its pure serene

Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold."—John Keats

"Chapman's Homer provided for the Iliad and the Odyssey exactly what the King James Bible (also published in 1611) did for the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament in English: it offered a stylistically vigorous and morally powerful translation that has influenced generations of subsequent readers, even as new versions have proliferated."—Jan M. Ziolkowski, Harvard University

"Chapman's versions inspired English poets for centuries after his time. They rest on a minute and perceptive reading of the texts. And they retain their power to fascinate and provoke anyone interested in Homer and his afterlife, in Renaissance ideas about classical and modern poetry, or in the development of the language of English poetry."—Anthony T. Grafton, Princeton University

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Editorial Reviews

London Review of Books - Colin Burrow
Nicoll's gently modernised edition of Chapman's Homer [is] a work to be admired, bought, even read right through. . . . This cheap reprint of a scarce and very good edition of a great work is a thing to be welcomed.
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"Nicoll's gently modernised edition of Chapman's Homer [is] a work to be admired, bought, even read right through. . . . This cheap reprint of a scarce and very good edition of a great work is a thing to be welcomed."—Colin Burrow, London Review of Books
London Review of Books
Nicoll's gently modernised edition of Chapman's Homer [is] a work to be admired, bought, even read right through. . . . This cheap reprint of a scarce and very good edition of a great work is a thing to be welcomed.
— Colin Burrow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691002361
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 11/23/1998
  • Series: Bollingen Series (General) Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 741
  • Sales rank: 1,232,629
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.36 (d)

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