- Publisher: BOOK CLUB OF AMERICA (2003)
- ASIN: B00128YW8K
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (579 customer reviews)
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Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Iliad is arguably the best epic of all time.
When I received the course's book list for this class, I was horrified to find the Iliad as one of the books I had to read this year.
This translation, however, contains very direct language without sacrificing the intensity of the poetry.
Robert Fagles' translation of the ancient Greek poem about war, ‘The Iliad.’ is said to be the best one for beauty and clarity, and I found that was true. Read morePublished 1 hour ago by Cheshire
Homer wrote it first, this guy translated it. The first portion of this book is his historical overview of previous translations. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Byron Sterling
Hektor kills Patroklos, and Akhilleus avenges his death by defeating Hektor, dragging his corpse back to camp and feeding it to dogs. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Greg
Excellent read for a mature reader, A mix of legend and history, bloodthirsty and touching. An interesting lesson in the effects of pride and personal animosities on the outcomes... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Gillian Hills
It's called an epic for a reason. The characters, the plot, and the imagery in which this story was told is truly unmatched. Homer's influence is felt today. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Lamont A. Timmons
Read the Iliad many years ago back in the stone age as an assigned book for our Classics 101 course along with the Odyssey, the plays of Aeschylus, Aristotle and Plato's Republic,... Read morePublished 20 days ago by BillyBob
One man's rage brings about a suffering that allows him to see life through the eyes of another and thus become fully human. A must buy.Published 29 days ago by JP