An edition of Ἰλιάς (1505)

The Iliad

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An edition of Ἰλιάς (1505)

The Iliad

  • 3.96 ·
  • 69 Ratings
  • 496 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading
  • 104 Have read

This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek—remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book.

The result is a volume that actively invites readers into Homer's poem, helping them to understand fully the worlds in which he and his heroes lived—and thus enabling them to marvel, as so many have for centuries, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus.

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Cover of: Ιλιάδα
2011, Project Gutenberg
ebook in Modern Greek
Cover of: L'Iliade
2004, Project Gutenberg
in French
Cover of: The Iliad
The Iliad
2003, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: The Iliad of Homer
Cover of: The Iliad of Homer
Cover of: The Iliads of Homer, prince of poets
The Iliads of Homer, prince of poets
1888, J.R. Smith
in English - 3d ed.
Cover of: Die homerische Ilias nach ihrer Entstehung betrachtet und in der ursprünglichen Sprachform wiederhergestellt
Cover of: Opere
Opere: Vol. VIII
1828, Dalla stamperia delle muse
in Italian
Cover of: Opere
1827, Stamperia delle muse
in Italian
Cover of: Opere
Opere: Vol. V
1827, Stamperia delle muse
in Italian
Cover of: Initia Homerica
Initia Homerica: sive excerpta ex Iliade Homeri, cum locorum omnium graeca metaphrasi ex Codicibus Bodleianis et Novi Collegii MSS., majorem in partem nunc primum edita
1820, Dove
in Ancient Greek - Editio nova accurata; cui accedunt Popii versio anglica, cum ejusdem et Heynii annotatione; versio latina; initiorum demum Homericorum grammatica.
Cover of: Iliada de Homero
Iliada de Homero
1811, Na impressão de Alcobia
Cover of: Homerou Iliados, vivloi A, E, I =

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [lxxv]-lxxvii) and index.

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London, New York
Penguin classics
Translations into English., Fiction.


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Library of Congress
PA4025.A2 R53 2003, PA4025.A2

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lxxxv, 462 p. :
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And Trojans hearing the brazen voice of Aeacides,
all their spirits quaked – even sleek-maned horses,
sensing death in the wind, slewed their chariots round
and charioteers were struck dumb when they saw that fire,
relentless, terrible, burst from proud-hearted Achilles' head,
blazing as fiery-eyed Athena fuelled the flames.
added by George.

Interesting piece in the Guardian on Iliad and WWI.

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