The Iliad

Description

With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London. The product of more than a decade's continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman's translation of Homer's great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of The Iliad. In muscular, onward-rolling verse Chapman retells the story of Achilles, the great warrior, and his terrible wrath before the walls of besieged Troy, and the destruction it wreaks on both Greeks and Trojans. Chapman regarded the translation of this epic, and of Homer's Odyssey (also available in Wordsworth Editions) as his life's work, and dedicated himself to capturing the 'soul' of the poem. Swinburne praised the resulting translation for its `romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur, its freshness, strength, and inexhaustible fire', qualities that reflect the grandeur, fire and brutality of the original poem. This new edition includes a critical introduction and extensive notes, rendering Chapman's extraordinary poetic masterpiece accessible to modern readers.

Details

Author(s)
Homer, Dr. Keith Carabine, Adam Roberts
Format
Paperback | 448 pages
Dimensions
126 x 194 x 24mm | 240.4g
Publication date
01 Aug 1997
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication City/Country
Herts, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
New edition
ISBN10
1853262420
ISBN13
9781853262425
Bestsellers rank
18,016