The Iliad

A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
Product Number: EB00597827
Released: Nov 24, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062046291
Publisher: Ecco
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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.

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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Original Publish Date: Nov 24, 2015

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Author(s): Homer
Narrator(s): Dominic Keating
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Product Number Z100114546
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062498984

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