About this book
New award-winning translation into modern English, with new introduction by Bernard Knox. Winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Translation Award. "A great achievement, Fagles has made these pages sing with ancient and modern power, and with clean clear language brought Homer back to life" Anthony Hecht.
One of the epics in Western literature, "The Iliad" recounts the story of the Trojan wars. In his introduction, the author 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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