Homer: The Iliad by Robert Fagles
Homer: The Iliad
Translated by Robert Fagles
The Softback Preview, 1997, paperback
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, minor crease to back cover, no inscriptions (see photographs)
"The stirring story of the Trojan war and the rage of Achilles has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This timeless, powerful poem still vividly conveys the horror and the heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as the tale moves inexorably to its terrifying tragic conclusion.
In his suburb introduction, Bernard Knox examines the history of scholarly debate about the origins of the Iliad. Was Homer the sole author? Did he describe actual historical events? Did he write his poetry, or is it part of an oral tradition? Knox observes that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it co-exists with images of civilised life, and a poignant yearning for peace."