The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

Book - 1960
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"The finest translation of Homer ever made into the English language."--William Arrowsmith "Certainly the best modern verse translation."--Gilbert Highet "This magnificent translation of Homer's epic poem . . . will appeal to admirers of Homer and the classics, and the multitude who always wanted to read the great Iliad but never got around to doing so."--The American Book Collector "Perhaps closer to Homer in every way than any other version made in English."--Peter Green, The New Republic "The feat is decisive that it is reasonable to foresee a century or so in which nobody will try again to put the Iliad in English verse."--Robert Fitzgerald "Each new generation is bound to produce new translations. [Lattimore] has done better with nobility, as well as with accuracy, than any other modern verse translator. In our age we do not often find a fine scholar who is also a genuine poet and who takes the greatest pains over the work of translation."--Hugh Lloyd-Jones, New York Review of Books "Over the long haul Lattimore's translation is more powerful because its effects are more subtle."--Booklist "Richmond Lattimore is a fine translator of poetry because he has a poetic voice of his own, authentic and unmistakable and yet capable of remarkable range of modulation. His translations make the English reader aware of the poetry."--Moses Hadas, The New York Times
Publisher: London : Oxford University Press, c1960
ISBN: 9780192745170
Branch Call Number: J 883.01 Picar li 1 83 ha 17.25
Characteristics: vii, 208 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Homer


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