The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

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by Robert Fitzgerald, Homer
     
 

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Anger be now your song, immortal one,Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter lossand crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrionfor dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.-Lines 1-6

Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation

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Anger be now your song, immortal one,Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter lossand crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrionfor dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.-Lines 1-6

Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal).

This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429958240
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
04/03/2004
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
632
Sales rank:
201,057
File size:
1 MB

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