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The Iliad

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Author: Homer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472116171
Size: 60.69 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Book Description: 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


Homer The Iliad

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Author: M. S. Silk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521539968
Size: 33.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 103
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Book Description: 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 Of Homer By Samuel Butler Knowledge Management Edition

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Author: Jose D. Prezgonzlez
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411659546
Size: 55.77 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: 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!


The Iliad

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Author: Bruce Louden
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882807
Size: 57.84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 337
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Nature And Culture In The Iliad

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Author: James M. Redfield
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822314226
Size: 11.55 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 317
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Book Description: 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

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Author: Mark W. Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521312080
Size: 38.73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Greek poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 356
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Book Description: 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 2 Books 5 8

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Author: G. S. Kirk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521281720
Size: 17.58 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: This project is the first large-scale commentary on The Iliad for nearly 100 years.


The Iliad A Commentary Volume 1 Books 1 4

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Author: G. S. Kirk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521281713
Size: 47.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 436
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Book Description: This Commentary will be an essential reference work for all students of Greek literature.


The Iliad Of Homer

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Author: Homer
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 27.33 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Achilles (Greek mythology)
Languages : en
Pages : 617
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