The Iliad (Pope translation)

The Iliad (Pope translation)

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Pope spent his formative years as a poet translating Homer, beginning with the Iliad, and in his translation he successfully found a style that answers the sublimity and grace of Homer. Steven Shankman provides scholarly critical apparatus for this Penguin English Poets edition, which is based on the 1743 edition that contains the poet's final revisions. Pope's… See more details below

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Pope spent his formative years as a poet translating Homer, beginning with the Iliad, and in his translation he successfully found a style that answers the sublimity and grace of Homer. Steven Shankman provides scholarly critical apparatus for this Penguin English Poets edition, which is based on the 1743 edition that contains the poet's final revisions. Pope's Preface and the three indexes are also included. Most importantly, this edition makes available for the first time in paperback Pope's notes in their entirety, enabling us to observe one poetic genius illuminate the work of another.

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ISBN-13:
9780140445046
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Translation by Alexander Pope
Pages:
1248
Product dimensions:
4.88(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.93(d)

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