The Iliad (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) [SCM]

by Homer Author

(From Amazon): Dating to the ninth century BC, Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to  the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.   Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer’s poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad’s mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance.”

Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
5th - 6th
Penguin Classics
Trade Paperback Edition


  • 1 The Rage Of Achilles
  • 2 The Great Gathering of Armies
  • 3 Helen Reviews The Champions
  • 4 The Truce Erupts In War
  • 5 Diomedes Fights The Gods
  • 6 Hector Returns To Troy
  • 7 Ajax Duels With Hector
  • 8 The Tide Of The Battle Turns
  • 9 The Embassy To Achilles
  • 10 Marauding Through The Night
  • 11 Agamemnon's Day Of Glory
  • 12 The Trojan's Storm The Rampart
  • 13 Battling For The Ships
  • 14 Hera Outflanks Zeus
  • 15 The Achaean Armies At Bay
  • 16 Patroclus Fights And Dies
  • 17 Menelaus' Finest Hours
  • 18 The Shield Of Achilles
  • 19 The Champion Arms For Battle
  • 20 Olympian Gods In Arms
  • 21 Achilles Fights The River
  • 22 The Death Of Hector
  • 23 Funeral Games For Patroclus
  • 24 Achilles and Priam

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