The Iliad

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Product Details

Price
$39.95  $37.15
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
848
Dimensions
6.45 X 9.52 X 1.5 inches | 2.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324001805

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About the Author

Homer is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the creator of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer's works form the groundwork of the Western Canon and are universally praised for their genius. Their formative influence in shaping many key aspects of Greek culture was recognized by the Greeks themselves, who considered him as their instructor.
Emily Wilson is a professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been named a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome in Renaissance and early modern studies, a MacArthur Fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow. In addition to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, she has also published translations of Sophocles, Euripides, and Seneca. She lives in Philadelphia.

Reviews

Masterful...A bloody tale of ancient war and grief comes to vibrant life in modern-day English. Wilson has again presented a Homer that sings.-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"
Emily Wilson's translation of the Iliad brings Homer's great war story to rousing new life....propulsive....buoyant and expressive.--Natalie Haynes "New York Times Book Review"
Readable, relevant and from the heart, this is the Iliad we have all been waiting for, whether we knew it or not.--Naoíse Mac Sweeney "Washington Post"