The Iliad

The Iliad

by Robert Fagles

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The Iliad by Robert Fagles

Before Greece had tragedy, comedy, history, or even formal schools, there was Homer. Greeks, young and old, learned about the realities of life by hearing separate episodes from Homer sung at public festivals, and then remembering the stories through the power of song. What they remembered was what mattered most.

These epics offered bluntly honest views of life. Think of that as you are listening to Stanley Lombardo. When he performs Homer, we feel what Bob Dylan calls the 'inner substance' of great folk songs, their 'pulse and vibration and rumbling force'. We grasp the power words had before books, movies and iPods™. Homer taught the ancient Greeks about life, death, love and war. Now in Lombardo's words and voice, Homer teaches us, too.

"This gave me the opportunity to participate in a project featuring two great and important works, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and to further support the revival of Greek History and the Classics."

-Susan Sarandon, Narrator of Synopses and Introductions

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557012166
Publisher: BNi Building News
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Series: Cyber Classics Series
Edition description: LARGEPRINT
Pages: 588
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

STANLEY LOMBARDO is professor of classics at the University of Kansas. His translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey were originally published by Hackett Publishing Company in 1997 and 2000, respectively.

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