The Iliad

The Iliad

Paperback Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions

By (author) Homer, Translated by Robert Fagles, Introduction and notes by Bernard M. W. Knox

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  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 213mm x 56mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 29 April 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140275363
  • ISBN 13: 9780140275360
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: illustrations geneal. table, maps
  • Sales rank: 11,808

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One of the greatest epics in Western literature, "The Iliad" recounts the story of the Trojan wars. This timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves to its tragic conclusion. In his introduction, Bernard Knox observes that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it co-exists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

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Author information

Homer (8th century BC), Greek epic poet to whom are attributed both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Robert Fagles was awarded the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Art and Letters. Bernard Knox is a renowned classicist.