The Iliad and The Odyssey (Fagles translation)

The Iliad and The Odyssey (Fagles translation)

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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic.

If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest

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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic.

If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery.

Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

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No home library is complete without Homer's classics, commonly accepted as the source from which all of Western literature has sprung. This handsome hardcover box set features the definitive modern translations of the texts by Princeton University's Robert Fagles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670779642
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
2 Volume Boxed Set
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.81(w) x 9.94(h) x 3.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Fagles is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is the recipient of the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, to which he has been elected. His new translation of Virgil's Aeneid will be published in fall of 2006.

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The Iliad and The Odyssey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Savage656 10 months ago
The Iliad was a wondrous book about love, adventure, and conflict.