The Iliad of Homer (Lattimore translation)

The Iliad of Homer (Lattimore translation)

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ISBN-10: 0226469409

ISBN-13: 9780226469409

Pub. Date: 06/28/1961

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


"The finest translation of Homer ever made into the English language."—William Arrowsmith

"Certainly the best modern verse translation."—Gilbert Highet

"This magnificent translation of Homer's epic poem . . . will appeal to admirers of Homer and the classics, and the multitude who always wanted to read the great Iliad but never got around to

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"The finest translation of Homer ever made into the English language."—William Arrowsmith

"Certainly the best modern verse translation."—Gilbert Highet

"This magnificent translation of Homer's epic poem . . . will appeal to admirers of Homer and the classics, and the multitude who always wanted to read the great Iliad but never got around to doing so."—The American Book Collector

"Perhaps closer to Homer in every way than any other version made in English."—Peter Green, The New Republic

"The feat is decisive that it is reasonable to foresee a century or so in which nobody will try again to put the Iliad in English verse."—Robert Fitzgerald

"Each new generation is bound to produce new translations. [Lattimore] has done better with nobility, as well as with accuracy, than any other modern verse translator. In our age we do not often find a fine scholar who is also a genuine poet and who takes the greatest pains over the work of translation."—Hugh Lloyd-Jones, New York Review of Books

"Over the long haul Lattimore's translation is more powerful because its effects are more subtle."—Booklist

"Richmond Lattimore is a fine translator of poetry because he has a poetic voice of his own, authentic and unmistakable and yet capable of remarkable range of modulation. His translations make the English reader aware of the poetry."—Moses Hadas, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226469409
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1961
Edition description:
Translation by Richard Lattimore
Pages:
527
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction
The Iliad
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
Book Seventeen
Book Eighteen
Book Nineteen
Book Twenty
Book Twenty-One
Book Twenty-Two
Book Twenty-Three
Book Twenty-Four
Glossary of Names

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The Iliad of Homer 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Edward Wayland More than 1 year ago
It's the Alexander Pope translation. Don't understand why they can't get the description right.
Cecie Stoltz More than 1 year ago
I needed this particular translation of the Iliad for my school, but it took me forever to find this stashed away among all the other translaters. If the price for the first copy you find is $0.99, keep looking- there's quite a few free ones floating around towards page 12-ish. I hope you end up liking this mythological war-tale as much as I do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book must of been scaned wrong. The real book is great .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not readable skip.
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All the text was simply mispelled in many computer functions. You do not want to buy this copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has awsome battle scenes.the are descriped in great detail.
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