The Iliad/The Odyssey

The Iliad The Odyssey Gripping listeners and readers for than years The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles Combining the skills of a poet and scholar Robert Fagles brings the energy of co

Gripping listeners and readers for than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic If The Iliad is the world s greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature s greatest evocation of every man Gripping listeners and readers for than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic If The Iliad is the world s greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature s greatest evocation of every man s journey through life Here again, Fagles has performed the translator s task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

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The Iliad/The Odyssey

  1. In the Western classical tradition, Homer Greek is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.When he lived is unknown Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece Homer s works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.

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  1. The Iliad and Odyssey, Homer The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer Set during the Trojan War, the ten year siege of the city of Troy Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.The Iliad Characters Ajax, Odysseus, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Paris, Hector, Achilles, Agamemnon, Aeneas, Sarpedon, Priam, Cassandra, Patroclus, Diomedes, Aj [...]

  2. Le das la Il ada y la Odisea, dir a que me ha hecho disfrutar un poco m s la segunda, quiz por los seres fant sticos inolvidable el duelo entre Odiseo y el c clope Polifemo, a quien aquel deja ciego que hacen peligrar el periplo de Odiseo prefiero el nombre griego, por mucho que la inmensa mayor a de las traducciones en espa ol lo llamen por el nombre latino, Ulises de Troya a taca Los dos poemas hom ricos son cantos escritos a mayor gloria del h roe griego Aquiles en la Il ada, Odiseo en la Odi [...]

  3. The best story ever it has everything love, romance, war, brave, handsome men, exotic places, monsters, beautiful women its all in these two stories Odysseus is my all time favorite hero, and although he is a brave hero, he has his faults and it s this combination that makes him so lovable and what makes this story one of the greatest of all time The text can be difficult to read, and following the who s who of the gods and goddesses can be quite a feat I ve read it several times, I never get ti [...]

  4. Other than the gruesome, violent images often presented in magnificent detail hey, it is a war , I really enjoy reading Homer s epic poem Where else are we given such insight into stubborn Agamemnon, noble Hector, intelligent and well spoken Odysseus, lazy and spineless Paris, guilt ridden Helen, the wrath of the warrior Achille s and how vain he can be We can identify with Trojan and Greek alike, agonizing with both sides over the destructiveness of war We get the inside story on all the Greek [...]

  5. The translation was pretty readable This is part of the Great Books of the western world Collection that I have set out to read.Ulysses is my favorite Greek hero.Always was always will be I read parts of some butchered version in high school but this one seems to have satisfied my goddess needs.I think we perhaps need some revitalization of the sentiments present in these books to save America from going down the cultural tubes When the Odyssey is replaced with the jersey Shore cannot possibley [...]

  6. The Iliad and the Odyssey keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning of the story to the end I m not into books like this one but I LOVED this book The adventure, mystery, and the understanding of pre history are great for anyone who wants to read this book All these things made me want to read the book over again and even write a book review on it First the adventure is wild from the start Fighting the Cyclopes and winning made me think that no matter what the size of the person or o [...]

  7. It didn t take me long to figure out that I m not a Homer girl I think the problem was partly that after years of taking in entertaining, probably dumbed down versions of the stories, the reality ended up a bit of a let down Another problem was I had trouble liking any of the characters Achilles Hector Even Odysseus Ugh Whiney, deceitful, and not very likeable The Iliad was pretty painful to get through I forced myself to finish and didn t even get a payoff in the end What happened to Troy Andro [...]

  8. The Iliad and the Odyssey are, of course, must reads It s hard to comment on classics like these, but, for those who haven t yet read them I think the Odyssey is entertaining than the Iliad because the action continues throughout whereas the Iliad has many breaks in the action to engage in the kind of lists of unpronounceable names you see in some places in the Old Testament of the Bible Both of them are, however, fantastic.

  9. Together these two works attributed to Homer are considered among the oldest surviving works of Western literature, dating to probably the eighth century BCE, and are certainly among the most influential I can t believe I once found Homer boring In my defense, I was a callow teen, and having a book assigned in school often tends to perversely make you hate it But then I had a Keats conversion experience Keats famously wrote a poem in tribute to a translation of Homer by Chapman who, Keats wrote, [...]

  10. Apr s avoir tant entendu parler de l Iliade et de l Odyss e, j ai trouv la lecture de l uvre originale traduite int ressante Bien que les nombreuses comparaisons et r f rences aux divinit s grecques m aient fait perdre le fil du texte certains moments, j ai pu voir pourquoi cette uvre a travers les ges et est consid r e comme un chef d uvre C est une lecture faire au moins une fois dans sa vie.

  11. I really enjoyed reading Homer s Odyssey and Iliad I actually read this book of my own volition and not because I had to for school The stories are very unique and captivating You ll be sitting on the edge of your chair I recommend this book to anyone who likes mythology of any kind I enjoyed it so much that I believe I ll give it another read after so many years and an adequate review.

  12. This book is pretty complicated to understand sometimes because of the huge number of characters in it and some divinities we may not know The vocabulary is epic and we enter a nice story full of mini stories It was interesting to read because we can see many comportments which can be good to follow or not Even this days, reading Homere is quite accurate and contribute to our personal culture.

  13. After being force fed this epic poem in school I was stunned by how much I loved it I don t even know who s translation I first read, but I ve read The Iliad twice since, and Fagles translation is the best yet Beautiful imagery and really exciting battle scenes really explaining the loyalties of The Gods and their favorites on Earth This book is not a chore like we have been led to believe Trust me, I don t go out seeking ancient Greek poems But this is great stuff and Fagles translation led me [...]

  14. Finished Finally done I ve read it for my Foreign literature class It took me a month, and not because it was boring or anything although some chapters were less exciting than others , it s just really hard to read because of the metre hexameter Not a natural metre for a Russian poetry, so it was unusual But I did like this book Especially all those gruesome descriptions of death It was sort of fascinating Also I did like a lot of the characters Andromache, Achilles, Hector, Patroklos There was [...]

  15. At the core of Western culture, there is ancient Rome and Greece, and at the core of the ancient Roman and Greek culture, there is Homer When reading, I really did feel that the Iliad and Odyssey contain the basic building blocks of the Western way of thinking For example, Achilles and Odysseus were arguing about what to do next, and each could make a case that sounded convincing But the ideas were not equally good.This translation uses plain English, with no hexameter of rhymes, which helped me [...]

  16. THE ILIADThe wrath of Achilles not only begins the oldest piece of Western literature, but is also its premise The Iliad has been the basis of numerous clich s in literature, but at its root it is a story of a war that for centuries was told orally before being put down by Homer in which the great heroes of Greece fought for honor and glory that the men of Homer s day could only imagine achieving.The story of the Trojan War is well known and most people who have not read The Iliad assume they kn [...]

  17. Historia grega, que j derivou varios livros, vale a pena ler bem sucinta e direta.A cidade de Troia que Homero descreve aqui, todos achavam que era uma lenda at encontrarem ruinas dela na decada de 50 Por isso ainda tem esperan a pela cidade de Atl ntida j que tamb m a lenda vem de uma hist ria grega.

  18. I was forced to read this story through my World Literature class, and I must admit that it wasn t worth the time I spent to read it I do not like stories such as these, for they are myths passed down for possible truths and can sometimes be believed when they shouldn t be I had to force myself to finish reading it.

  19. Not really sure how to talk about the master text for all of Western lit I guess it s just cool to hear the language in it If we were talking Iliad I might be at a 4 star rating but The Odyssey is just sheer magic Tell me there s something sad on an interpersonal level than being away for a long time only to come home and have your dog be the only one to recognize you thru your disguise and then have the dog die This was so good to go through slowly and thoroughly I feel like I know about the [...]

  20. Hay libros que uno siempre tiene en mente y que nunca o casi nunca lee La Il ada y la Odisea los dos grandes poemas de Homero o de quien sean, pues su autor a no parece confirmada al 100% y parece que pudiera ser una obra mancomunada o bien Homero plasm por escrito lo que ven an siendo cantos dispersos a los que logr dar una unidad in dita hasta entonces son dos de esos libros que me propuse leer antes de las elecciones municipales y que finalmente he conseguido acabar Los dos.Ciertos libros tie [...]

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