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The Resource The Iliad, Homer ; translated by Anthony Verity ; introduction and notes by Barbara Graziosi

The Iliad, Homer ; translated by Anthony Verity ; introduction and notes by Barbara Graziosi

Label
The Iliad
Title
The Iliad
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translated by Anthony Verity ; introduction and notes by Barbara Graziosi
Title variation
Iliad
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years, the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. It is a tale of many truths, powerful emotions, the failures of leadership, the destructive power of beauty, the quest for fame, the plight of women, and the cold, callous laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality -- and with fleeting images of peace, lovingly drawn, images which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. That listeners and readers have returned to the Iliad, generation after generation, is a testament to its extraordinary power as the greatest of all epic poems. Anthony Verity's elegant and compelling new translation mirrors the directness, power, and dignity of Homer's poetry. Verity captures the essential features of oral poetry, such as repeated phrases and scenes, without sounding mannered or archaic, and his remarkably accurate verse hews closely to the original line numbers, invaluable for readers wishing to consult the secondary literature. Barbara Graziosi, an authority on Homeric poetry, offers a full introduction that illuminates the composition of the poem, its literary qualities, and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read. In addition, extensive notes offer book-by-book summaries and shed light on difficult words and passages, mythological allusions, references to ancient practices, and geographical names. An annotated bibliography offers a succinct guide to further scholarship in English; a full index of names enables the reader to trace particular characters through the text; and two maps elucidate the Catalogue of Ships and the Catalogue of the Trojans."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
883.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
LC call number
PA4025.A2
LC item number
V47 2011
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Iliad, Homer ; translated by Anthony Verity ; introduction and notes by Barbara Graziosi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Note on the text and explanatory materials -- Note on the translation -- Select bibliography -- Maps -- The Iliad -- Explanatory notes -- Index of personal names
Control code
sky243039335
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 470 p.
Isbn
9780199235483
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Iliad, Homer ; translated by Anthony Verity ; introduction and notes by Barbara Graziosi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Note on the text and explanatory materials -- Note on the translation -- Select bibliography -- Maps -- The Iliad -- Explanatory notes -- Index of personal names
Control code
sky243039335
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxxii, 470 p.
Isbn
9780199235483
Other physical details
maps

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