Homer, the Iliad (translated by E.V. Rieu)

Author: Robin Sowerby
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780582431522
Category: A-level examinations
Page: 120
View: 9099
Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

A Companion to the Iliad

Based on the Translation by Richmond Lattimore
Author: Malcolm M. Willcock
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226898551
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 293
View: 5546
Provides supplementary line-by-line commentary to familiarize the general reader with Greek history and mythology as well as Homer's style, techniques, and poetic conventions

Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey

A Biography
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Canongate U.S.
ISBN: 9780802143822
Category: Fiction
Page: 285
View: 3265
Examines the origins of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," the colorful characters and events chronicling the Trojan War and its aftermath, and the legacy of the works for Western culture.

The Wrath of Achilles

The Iliad of Homer
Author: Homer
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
View: 6637
The Iliad, the heroic Greek epic called by I. A. Richards "the most influential poem in the Western tradition," describes what happens toward the end of the Trojan War, when a quarrel between Agamemnon and the Greek hero Achilles sets in motion tragic events that bring the war to its conclusion. This edition of the Iliad, abridged and translated by the noted critic and translator I. A. Richards, has made this classic work of literature available to modern readers since 1958 in a remarkably readable version. Mr. Richards has cut many passages that are not essential to the storyline and has omitted books 2, 10, 13, and 17. Removing the stylized decoration that can hinder a nonspecialist reader, he makes the language of the poem clearly accessible, and his narrative condensation allows the action to stand out boldly.

Homer's The Iliad

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780877549123
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
View: 3192
Collection of eight critical essays on Homer's Illiad arranged in chronological order of their original publication.

The Iliad of Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Achilles (Greek mythology)
Page: N.A
View: 1980

The Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0977626903
Category: Poetry
Page: 563
View: 7144
Translated by a noted Canadian scholar, this translation of the Iliad was created to provide an accurate text of the Iliad in a modern English poetic form. It was designed first and foremost for people who are reading Homer's Iliad for the first time. The book is accompanied by a complete glossary, maps and other study aids intended to ensure that one's initial venture into the world of the Iliad is a fruitful one. It is no accident that this tranlation has formed the basis for dramatic presentations of the Iliad in Philadelphia and Oxford and was chosen by Naxos Audiobooks for its full-length recording of the poem (available in August 2006).

The World of Odysseus

Author: Moses I. Finley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590170172
Category: History
Page: 205
View: 5914
The World of Odysseus is a concise and penetrating account of the society that gave birth to the Iliad and the Odyssey--a book that provides a vivid picture of the Greek Dark Ages, its men and women, works and days, morals and values. Long celebrated as a pathbreaking achievement in the social history of the ancient world, M.I. Finley's brilliant study remains, as classicist Bernard Knox notes in his introduction to this new edition, "as indispensable to the professional as it is accessible to the general reader"--a fundamental companion for students of Homer and Homeric Greece.

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

The Essential Books
Author: Barry B. Powell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199394074
Category: Fiction
Page: 536
View: 2344
Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume. Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both the translations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship. FEATURES * Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity * Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts * Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems * Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages * Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names * Audio recordings (read by Powell) of important passages are available on the book's Companion Website and indicated in the text margin by an icon

L'Iliade ou le poeme de la force

Author: Simone Weil,James P. Holoka
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820463612
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 130
View: 1371
Simone Weil, a brilliant young teacher, philosopher, and social activist, wrote the essay, The ‘Iliad’ or the Poem of Force at France at the beginning of World War II. Her profound meditation on the nature of violence provides a remarkably vivid and accessible testament of the Greek epic’s continuing relevance to our lives. This celebrated work appears here for the first time in a bilingual version, based on the text of the authoritative edition of the author’s complete writings. An introduction discusses the significance of the essay both in the evolution of Weil’s thought and as a distinctively iconoclastic contribution to Homeric studies. The commentary draws on recent interpretations of the Iliad and examines the parallels between Weil’s vision of Homer’s warriors and the experiences of modern soldiers.

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1784871435
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 240
View: 4691
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends âe" Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves âe" Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.

The Story of the Iliad

Author: Eric Trevor Owen
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865162352
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 248
View: 5410
E. T. Owen discusses what makes the Iliad such an enduring work of art. He discusses narrative technique, imagery, and characterization, and shows how each incident contributes to the overall emotional effect of the poem.

The Iliad

A New Translation by Peter Green
Author: Homer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961323
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 544
View: 3874
One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation—specifically designed, like the oral original, to be read aloud—will soon be required reading for every student of Greek antiquity, and the great traditions of history and literature to which it gave birth.

The Lliad and Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781376209198
Category: History
Page: 566
View: 7641

The Greeks

An Introduction to Their Culture
Author: Robin Sowerby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317596188
Category: History
Page: 306
View: 6222
The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It provides detailed discussions of the main trends in literature and drama, philosophy, art and architecture, with generous reference to original sources, and places ancient Greek culture firmly in its political, social and historical context. The new edition has expanded coverage of the post-Classical period with major expansions in the areas of Hellenistic history, literature and philosophy. More emphasis is placed on the Greek world as a whole, especially on Sparta, and the focus on social history has been increased. The Greeks is an indispensable introduction for all students of Classics, and an invaluable guide for students of other disciplines who require grounding in Greek civilization.

Homer: Iliad I-XII

Author: Homer
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
ISBN: 9781853995071
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 328
View: 1066
The 'red Macmillan' Iliad in the edition of W. Leaf, which had served since the 1880s, was replaced by this classic two-volume edition of M.M. Willcock. Coverage of twelve books of the Iliad in each volume demands a concise introduction and commentary. The editor also includes, for example, mention of significant aspects of Homeric diction more fully in the early lines of each book, so that the student may begin on any particular line. Although the book is designed for students at sixth form and undergraduates, the tight compass of these books does not prevent the editor engaging in - or referring to - problems of composition or text addressed by more advanced scholars.

Great Books

Author: David Denby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439127158
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 496
View: 4669
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER At the age of forty-eight, writer and film critic David Denby returned to Columbia University and re-enrolled in two core courses in Western civilization to confront the literary and philosophical masterpieces -- the "great books" -- that are now at the heart of the culture wars. In Great Books, he leads us on a glorious tour, a rediscovery and celebration of such authors as Homer and Boccaccio, Locke and Nietzsche. Conrad and Woolf. The resulting personal odyssey is an engaging blend of self-discovery, cultural commentary, reporting, criticism, and autobiography -- an inspiration for anyone in love with the written word.

The Artistry of the Homeric Simile

Author: William C. Scott
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611682290
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 282
View: 8263
An examination of the aesthetic qualities of the Homeric simile

War Music

An Account of Homer’s Iliad
Author: Christopher Logue,Christopher Reid
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374286493
Category: Poetry
Page: 352
View: 2545
""Your life at every instant up for-- / Gone. / And, candidly, who gives a toss? / Your heart beats strong. Your spirit grips" writes Christopher Logue in his original adaption of Homer's Iliad, the uncanny "translation of translations" that won ecstatic and unparalleled acclaim as "the best translation of Homer since Pope's" (The New York Review of Books). Logue's account of Homer's Iliad is a radical reimagining and reconfiguration of Homer's tale of warfare, human folly, and the power of the gods in language and verse that is emphatically modern and "possessed of a very terrible beauty" (Slate). Illness prevented him from bringing his version of the Iliad to completion, but enough survives in notebooks and letters to assemble a compilation of War Music, Kings, The Husbands, and All Day Permanent Red, along with previously unpublished material, in one final illuminating volume arranged by his friend and fellow poet Christopher Reid. The result comes as near as possible to representing the poet's complete vision and confirms what his admirers have long known: that "Logue's Homer is likely to endure as one of the great long poems of the twentieth century" (The Times Literary Supplement)"--

Macbeth, William Shakespeare

Author: Alasdair D. F. Macrae
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780582424739
Page: 120
View: 9453
This series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives to enbable students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and to develop critical thinking. This volume explores Shakespeare's Macbeth.