Homer, the Iliad (translated by E.V. Rieu)


Author: Robin Sowerby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780582431522

Category: A-level examinations

Page: 120

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Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

A Companion to the Iliad

Based on the Translation by Richmond Lattimore

Author: Malcolm M. Willcock

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226898551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 293

View: 9663

Provides supplementary line-by-line commentary to familiarize the general reader with Greek history and mythology as well as Homer's style, techniques, and poetic conventions

The Wrath of Achilles

The Iliad of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: W. W. Norton


Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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The Iliad, the heroic Greek epic called by I. A. Richards "the most influential poem in the Western tradition," describes what happens toward the end of the Trojan War, when a quarrel between Agamemnon and the Greek hero Achilles sets in motion tragic events that bring the war to its conclusion. This edition of the Iliad, abridged and translated by the noted critic and translator I. A. Richards, has made this classic work of literature available to modern readers since 1958 in a remarkably readable version. Mr. Richards has cut many passages that are not essential to the storyline and has omitted books 2, 10, 13, and 17. Removing the stylized decoration that can hinder a nonspecialist reader, he makes the language of the poem clearly accessible, and his narrative condensation allows the action to stand out boldly.

Homer's The Iliad

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780877549123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 3552

Collection of eight critical essays on Homer's Illiad arranged in chronological order of their original publication.

Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey

A Biography

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802143822

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 379

Examines the origins of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," the colorful characters and events chronicling the Trojan War and its aftermath, and the legacy of the works for Western culture.

The Story of the Iliad

Author: Eric Trevor Owen

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865162352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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E. T. Owen discusses what makes the Iliad such an enduring work of art. He discusses narrative technique, imagery, and characterization, and shows how each incident contributes to the overall emotional effect of the poem.

Selections from Homer's Iliad

With an Introduction, Notes, a Short Homeric Grammar, and a Vocabulary

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806133638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 522

View: 5645

First published in 1903, Selections from Homer's Iliad has become a classic Greek textbook. Allen Rogers Benner presents selections from twelve books of the Iliad in both Greek and English and short summaries that help students understand the Iliad as a work of literature and art.


Poet of the Iliad

Author: Mark W. Edwards

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801840166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Homer: Poet of the "Iliad" is the perfect companion both for readers deepening their appreciation of the poem and its form and for those encountering Homer's work for the first time. Mark Edwards combines the advantages of a general introduction and a detailed commentary to make the insights of recent Homeric scholarship accessible to students and general readers as well as to classicists. Since interpretation of the epic requires an understanding of the ancient oral tradition and its conventions, Edwards offers a comprehensive analysis of the poetics of the Iliad and the Odyssey. He also discusses essential elements of Homeric society -- its religion, history, and social values -- to clarify the style and substance of the poetry. In the second half of the book, Edwards's scene-by-scene explication of ten major books of the Iliad leads the reader to a greater perception of Homer's mastery and manipulation of convention.

L'Iliade ou le poeme de la force

Author: Simone Weil,James P. Holoka

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463612

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 130

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Simone Weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, The ‘Iliad’ or the Poem of Force at France at the beginning of World War II. Her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the Greek epic’s continuing relevance to our lives. This celebrated work appears here for the first time in a bilingual version, based on the text of the authoritative edition of the author’s complete writings. An introduction discusses the significance of the essay both in the evolution of Weil’s thought and as a distinctively iconoclastic contribution to Homeric studies. The commentary draws on recent interpretations of the Iliad and examines the parallels between Weil’s vision of Homer’s warriors and the experiences of modern soldiers.

The Iliad

A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

Author: Homer,Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780062046277

Category: Poetry

Page: 608

View: 3144

With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old—The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source—a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

The Essential Books

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199394074

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume. Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both the translations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship. FEATURES * Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity * Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts * Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems * Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages * Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names * Audio recordings (read by Powell) of important passages are available on the book's Companion Website and indicated in the text margin by an icon

The World of Odysseus

Author: Moses I. Finley

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590170172

Category: History

Page: 205

View: 1792

The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes in his introduction to this new edition, "as indispensable to the professional as it is accessible to the general reader"--a fundamental companion for students of Homer and Homeric Greece.

The Iliad: A Commentary: Volume 2

Author: G. S. Kirk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131658223X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8299

This is the second volume in the major six-volume commentary on The Iliad now being prepared under the general editorship of Professor Kirk. Volume I was published in 1985. As before the volume consists of four introductory essays followed by the commentary itself. The Greek text is not included. This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad for nearly 100 years, and takes special account of language, style and thematic structure as well as of the complex social and cultural background to the work.

Homer's "Iliad"

a commentary on three translations

Author: Peter V. Jones

Publisher: Bristol Classical Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

View: 7112

Homer's mighty epic, the Iliad, is the first work of western literature and one of the defining masterpieces of our culture. The purpose of this new line-by-line commentary is to help as wide an audience as possible to understand and appreciate the poem through the best of recent scholarship on the man and his work. Peter Jones has selected three of the most widely used translations on which to base his commentary, those of E.V. Rieu (revised and updated by Peter Jones), Martin Hammond, and Richmond Lattimore. There is a useful introduction to the whole work and separate short introductions to each book of the Iliad. Each passage selected for comment is given a line-reference and quoted from all three translations.

Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare


Author: Emma Smith

Publisher: Pearson York Notes

ISBN: 9780582784307


Page: 128

View: 4908

'York Notes Advanced' offer an accessible approach to English Literature. This series has been completely updated to meet the needs of today's A-level and undergraduate students. Written by established literature experts, 'York Notes Advanced' introduce students to sophisticated analysis, a range of critical perspectives and wider contexts.

The Iliad and the Odyssey

Illustrated Edition

Author: Homer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781518763861


Page: 408

View: 8551

Homer's epic poems in a more readable format for today's enthusiasts! The Iliad - the tale of the Trojan War, up to the death of Hector, which all realized spelled the end of the Trojan's chances of winning. It was a war the gods just couldn't keep their hands out of! The Odyssey - following Odysseus' epic voyage home after the end of the Trojan War! He faces many of the terrible threats of the old world, as Cyclops, sirens and more try to end his voyage early! If you haven't read it yet, you're missing one of the most influential writings of all times!

The War That Killed Achilles

The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101148853

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer's masterwork-the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.

CliffsNotes on Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Author: Kristi Hiner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544181441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 3632

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on Fahrenheit 451 explores a twenty-fourth century world in which books are considered evil because they inspire people to think and to question. Following the story of a 30-year-old fireman who's spent the last decade destroying books for a living, this study guide features a graphical map to show how the novel's characters relate to one another. In addition, CliffsNotes provides character analyses that take you deeper into the minds and mechanical workings of Ray Bradbury's famous social criticism Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author Synopsis of the book and a look at major themes Summaries and commentaries on each part of the book Review section that features multiple-choice questions, quoted passages, and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, articles, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.