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Homer: Iliad I, Books 1-12 (Loeb Classical Library, #170) By Homer Augustus Taber Murray William F. Wyatt Jr. Homer Iliad I Books Loeb Classical Library Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer s stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles the best

  • Title: Homer: Iliad I, Books 1-12 (Loeb Classical Library, #170)
  • Author: Homer Augustus Taber Murray William F. Wyatt Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780674995796
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Homer: Iliad I, Books 1-12 (Loeb Classical Library, #170) By Homer Augustus Taber Murray William F. Wyatt Jr. Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer s stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, the best of the Achaeans, over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging T Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer s stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, the best of the Achaeans, over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A T Murray William F Wyatt now brings the Loeb s Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray s admirable style but is written for today s readers.
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      In the Western classical tradition, Homer Greek is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.When he lived is unknown Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece Homer s works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.

    262 thoughts on “Homer: Iliad I, Books 1-12 (Loeb Classical Library, #170)”

    1. I read all 24 books of this translation but cannot find it on It was an Audible selections with Charlton Griffin as the narrator It was my 2nd time through this edition and not that different from Latti Griffin s voice is uniquely appropriate for epic poetry.


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    3. I m not actually using the Loeb to read this but it s hard in GoodReads to find the correct editionsI m using the Willcock commentary Bristol Classical Press this timejust going through the first book again to refresh my Greek I may do At this point I don t yet know how far I ll go but I ll definitely review the first book.


    4. Very good edition by David B Monro and Thomas W Allen This first volume contains the Greek text with critical apparatus Books 1 12 , and an introduction and index of the Greek proper names The title, introduction and notes of the critical apparatus are written in Latin, as it is customary in this Oxford scholarly editions.Regarding form, the Iliad, is one of my favourite epic poems.




    5. War is an unending horror of graphic violence in which human suffering seems to be simply sport for the gods The prose translation in these two volumes has been slightly updated from the 1920s version and its sentence structure and style seem to often follow Greek, rather than idiomatic English Nonetheless, it was a pleasure to read I tried, unsuccessfully, to read two of the verse translations Fitzgerald s and Latti s and just could not get into them.


    6. The Iliad by Homer and adapted in Hollywood as TroyAnother version of this note and thoughts on other books are available at youtube playlist list and realini This is a familiar, stupendous and fundamental work.Even when adapted by a major Hollywood studio it is still a magnificent account.The storyline is well known Beautiful Helen is seduced and taken away from her husband Menelaus by the attractive and young Paris Troy is besieged by Greek allied forces that want to take the estranged queen b [...]


    7. I am giving this 5 stars, mostly because when reading it, you can get the sense of why this book has been considered so important for so long There are many phrases wine dark sea , biting the dust that are even now frequently said It s clearly an important book in the history of Western civilization It s actually pretty enjoyable, if you want adventure and fighting and bragging Surprisingly graphic violence too.As a piece of literature, it s grand, but frankly, somewhat strange and alien My Gree [...]


    8. I ve read the Iliad three or four times this is my second reading in the original Greek, and it s not going quickly my first book of the month on the 17th Long considered the beginning of Western literature, until they found the Epic of Gilgamesh, which may have been an influence on it, it certainly influenced everything that came later I can t really begin to give a review of a classic book like this Of course much of the interest for a modern reader is in trying to understand the background t [...]


    9. The single greatest novel ever written, in this humble classicist s opinion The staggering emotional turmoil, the impenetrable code of arete, the abundance of gorgeous prose a brilliant book Perfectly ensconces and punctuates the values of the heroic age the trepidation and ferocity of pre Hoplite combat, the tension and breath stilling magnificence of the agon, the hubris and sense of immortality among so many of the warrior aristocracy, and the demand for men of excellence and status to earn t [...]





    10. Edici n argentina en dos tomos Ejemplar con este mismo ISBN pero con otra tapa Sexta edici n, que se termin de imprimir el 19 de septiembre de 1989.


    11. Greatest epic ever written A guy s book Terrific on all levels A must read by anyone who claims to be educated.


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