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Title:The Illiad of Homer - Translated and with an Introduction By Richmond Lattimore
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Info:Univ. of Chicago Press (1951), Edition: 17th, 527 pages
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En fin ledsager til et mesterværk. ( )
  LikeAVelvetGlove | Jan 10, 2019 |
Stanley Lombardo's translation of Homer's Iliad is wonderful and very readable, better evoking the grittiness and rage of warfare than most other translations. I think of it as the "Vietnam War version of the Iliad." However, there are also parts where Homer's humor shines through, particularly when the Greek warriors are ribbing each other.

Though the translation is excellent, I only got through about half of the book. The plot moves quite slowly, and the long lists of characters and backstory become tiresome. Also, there also is a lot of conversation between the various warriors, which illuminates Greek values (such as what makes for heroism or cowardice) but does not advance the storyline. Parts can get repetitious. I preferred the Odyssey, which I read in the Robert Fagles translation. ( )
  jrissman | Dec 27, 2018 |
Important in the history of literature and classical Greek thought. ( )
  alexanme | Dec 9, 2018 |
I have read this numerous times, but Fagles' amazing translation really made it seem new and exciting all over again. ( )
  histprof | Oct 17, 2018 |
Mandatory reading for ENG150Y1, The Literary Tradition. Well, there's a bit of a difficulty: we're only assigned roughly half the book to read, and gloss over 'unimportant bits' with summary. However, I feel that the advanced study of certain parts of the book takes precedence to not actually reading some of the book (well, books 2-5, 7-11, 13-15, and 17). Plus, Homer is rather redundantly worded.

Anyway, the Iliad. How about that? Not as good as the Odyssey, but my version of the Odyssey was the Fagles translation, so that might've affected my understanding. This work seems less adventurous and more concerned with the names of the men Achilleus kills that we never see again.

I mean, there's a bromance going on with Patroklos that's interesting. There is the whole parallel of Achilleus and Hektor and how Hektor was forced into fighting, so who are we really rooting for? It plays both sides as the protagonists, and so seems to just try and live out those weeks of the war to give you a glimpse of the people. You could even argue that the ending, the whole burial of Hektor, makes the Trojans the good guys.

Anyway, I could start talking about our lectures on the Iliad, but I respect it - as it's rather thorough for an event that happened hundreds of years before it was told, which is rather amazing. ( )
  matildepark | Aug 27, 2018 |
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Sing, o goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achæans.
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Too many heroes
Too much blood, sex, fighting, war
Gods and goddesses
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Mannered, ironic,
Pope is scarcely Homeric.
How is it this works?
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Helen of Sparta
Elopes with Paris. Name change
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All work and no gifts,
I refuse to fight for you
until my friend dies.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140275363, Paperback)

This groundbreaking English version by Robert Fagles is the most important recent translation of Homer's great epic poem. The verse translation has been hailed by scholars as the new standard, providing an Iliad that delights modern sensibility and aesthetic without sacrificing the grandeur and particular genius of Homer's own style and language. The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy.

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The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work.… (more)

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