The Iliad

" ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek.

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472116171

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad." ---Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and author of Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond

The Iliad of Homer

Tully in his third Book of Tusculane Questions , having obferv'd that persons
oppress'd with woe naturally seek folitude , instances this example of
Bellerophon , and gives us his translation of two of these lines . Qui miser in
campis mærens ...

Author: Homerus



Category: Achilles (Greek mythology)


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Homer The Iliad

Chapter 1 Homer ' s world and the making of the Iliad 1 The Iliad and Mycenaean
civilisation Homer ' s Iliad tells of a punitive Greek expedition against Troy , led by
Agamemnon , king of Mycenae in southern Greece . The story is set in a ...

Author: M. S. Silk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521539968

Category: History

Page: 103

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This volume is a distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Michael Silk deals with the poem's historical context, its composition and its extensive influence, and relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition takes account of recent scholarship in the field and includes an updated guide to further reading. It is essential reading for students of literature and classics.

The Iliad

CHAPTER TWO The Overture Book 3 is usually thought to serve a retrospective
function , recounting episodes through which the Iliad replays and evokes issues
associated with the beginning of the war . Though it undoubtedly does serve ...

Author: Bruce Louden

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882807

Category: History

Page: 337

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Publisher Description

The Iliad of Homer by Samuel Butler Knowledge Management Edition

He who is interested in “graduating” to other readings of The Iliad ofHomer, be
these in verse or in modern English, can availe of some of the references listed
here. This list is not necessarily exhaustive, but it may suffix most needs
regarding ...

Author: Jose D. Prezgonzlez


ISBN: 1411659546

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

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If you are contemplating buying The Iliad, sure that you know what the book is about. Thus, why to buy a Knowledge Management Edition instead of a normal one? There are several reasons, among them saving time -you do not have much time to read, or you have to read it aloud to youngsters or elders-, catching up quickly with its contents -for a second reading, for catching up with classic literature, before watching the film-, of having two versions in one -for english students with different levels of proficiency; etc. This book will be officially published in 2006. Therefore, get it at pre-publishing prices (cheaper, of course!) before the official launch!

Nature and Culture in the Iliad

has been a study of the Iliad focused on character and plot ; in it the gods appear
as characters pretty much like the others . Such a reading may appear to miss ...

Author: James M. Redfield

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822314226

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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By focusing on the story of Hector, James M. Redfield presents an imaginative perspective not only on the Iliad but also on the whole of Homeric culture. In an expansive discussion informed by a reinterpretation of Aristotle's Poetics and a reflection on the human meaning of narrative art, the analysis of Hector leads to an inquiry into the fundamental features of Homeric culture and of culture generally in its relation to nature. Through Hector, as the "true tragic hero of the poem," the events and themes of the Iliad are understood and the function of tragedy within culture is examined. Redfield's work represents a significant application of anthropological perspectives to Homeric poetry. Originally published in 1975 (University of Chicago Press), this revised edition includes a new preface and concluding chapter by the author.

The Iliad A Commentary

After some years of work on formulae , type - scenes , and narrative patterns in
Homer , I was in the final stages of putting together a general book on the Iliad ,
which originated largely from teaching the poem to undergraduates . In this I
could ...

Author: Mark W. Edwards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521312080

Category: Greek poetry

Page: 356

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This is the fifth volume in the major six-volume Commentary on Homer's Iliad now being prepared under the general- editorship of Professor G.S. Kirk. Volume I was published in 1985, Volume II in 1990; both were edited by Professor Kirk himself. Like its predecessors, the present volume (the first to appear from the hand of one of Professor Kirk's four collaborators) consists of four introductory essays (including discussions of similes and other features of narrative style) followed by the Commentary. The Greek text is not included. This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad, for nearly one hundred years, and takes special account of language, style and thematic structure as well as of the complex social and cultural background to the work. The Commentary is an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature, and archaeologists and historians will also find that it contains matters of relevance to them.

The Iliad A Commentary Volume 1 Books 1 4

The first four Books of the Iliad in context Some preliminary consideration of the
nature of each of the Books to be treated in this volume , and of their relation to
the Iliad as a whole , may be found useful . That in turn requires a brief
examination ...

Author: G. S. Kirk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521281713

Category: History

Page: 436

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This Commentary will be an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature.

The Iliad A Commentary Volume 2 Books 5 8

History and fiction in the Iliad The historicity of the Iliad has been a matter of
continuing interest and concern ever since antiquity , with new impetus from
Robert Wood in the eighteenth century and Schliemann in the nineteenth . It can
hardly ...

Author: G. S. Kirk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521281720

Category: History

Page: 368

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This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad for nearly 100 years.

The Iliad

The single combat of Hector and Ajar . The battle renewing with double ardour
upon the return of Hector , Minerva is under apprehensions for the Greeks .
Apollo , seeing her descend from Olympus , joins her near the Scæan gate : they
agree ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Editions Artisan Devereaux



Page: 559

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Homer the Iliad

From the Renaissance to the nineteenth century, Latin and Greek were
compulsory subjects in almost all European ... Homer: The. Iliad. Walter Leaf (
1852-1927) was a banker and classicist, whose various positions as chairman of
the ...

Author: Walter Leaf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108016863

Category: History

Page: 644

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Volume 1 of Leaf's edition of the Iliad contains books 1-12 of Homer's poem, with introduction and notes.

The Iliad of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 9781313493802


Page: 484

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

The Iliad as Politics

3 Power , Force , and Authority πως τις τοι πρόφρων έπεσιν πείθηται Αχαιών how
shall any one of the Achaians readily obey you 1.150 Authority in the Iliad has
been understood frequently by placing its expression in the context of an already

Author: Dean Hammer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133669

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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"In this first full-length treatment of the Iliad as a work of political thought, Hammer demonstrates how Homer's epic is also an ancient Greek discussion on political ethics. Hammer redefines political thought as the activity of addressing issues of collective identity and organization. Using this understanding of politics, he discusses how the characters in the Iliad, through their larger-than-life actions and interactions, embody community issues of authority, conflict, judgment, and the interrelationship between personal and collective identity. The characters' many quarrels, laments, reconciliations, and vows of loyalty and friendship all critically model the principles and controversies of underlying Greek political ethics of communal responsibility and relationship."--BOOK JACKET.

Plot and Point of View in the Iliad

-Balzac I Elucidating the background leading up to the development of Achilleus '
wrath , the Muse ( s ) -narrator in book i told the story of the wrath of Apollo ,
which serves as an Iliad in miniature , offering an introductory statement of the
theme ...

Author: Robert J. Rabel

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472107681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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Argues that Homer, the poet of the Iliad, may be fully distinguished from the narrator of Homeric poetry