The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green

(Author) (Translator)

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University of California Press
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5.9 X 8.8 X 1.6 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Iowa. He is the author of both historical studies and translations of poetry, including The Poems of Catullus and Apollonios's The Argonautika, both by UC Press.


A fine translation, accurate and energetic.--Thomas L. Cooksey "Library Journal" (4/2/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Taken as a whole this is the best line-for-line translation of the poem I know."--Colin Burrow "London Review of Books" (6/18/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"By "preserving the strangeness" of Homer, [Peter Green] gives the reader the fullest possible access to the ancient mind, into Homer's distant universe of wine-faced seas, god-like men and bronze skies."--Kate Havard "The Washington Free Beacon" (6/7/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Translating Homer into English is almost a genre of its own. . . . Is there still a gap in the market? Peter Green's new translation shows that there is. . . . his particular merit lies in achieving a clarity and fluidity that carries the reader (or indeed the declaimer) forward. . . . a notable achievement."--Richard Jenkyns "TLS" (7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Readers will learn a great deal about the Iliad from Green's detailed introduction and from comprehensive synopses of each book. A list summarizing the roles of main characters (Achilles to Zeus) and an index of names will benefit new readers as well as pros. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended."--R. Cormier "CHOICE" (9/1/2015 12:00:00 AM)
"Everything [in this book] is oriented towards helping us to understand the poem on its terms, and to appreciate its intricacy and subtlety, its grandeur and pathos, and its incomparable beauty."--R. Cormier "Claremont Review of Books" (5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"Green shows the wonderful things that can happen when Homeric rhythms are combined with a free-flowing and naturalistic English."--R. Cormier "ARGO" (5/11/2016 12:00:00 AM)
"[Green] gets the interpretation right without interrupting the forward motion that is always Homer's aim--and this is one of the great virtues of Green's translation as a whole: its limber fluency."--R. Cormier "New York Review of Books" (10/12/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"As reading Great Books migrates from the core of a college education to the margins, it's worth reflecting on just what students are missing and celebrating that there is a new addition to the Iliad family."--R. Cormier "National Review" (6/14/2016 12:00:00 AM)