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Homer

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The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a …

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A Look Inside: The Iliad [Click Images to Enlarge] First Seven Lines of the Iliad: This reconstruction is based on what we know about the earliest Greek orthography. The Walls of Troy: The translator standing before the walls of the sixth city at Troy. The Judgment of Paris: On the right a …

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The Iliad and the Odyssey combines Homer's two epic poems in one book.

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The Homeric Hymns are a collection of thirty-three anonymous Ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. The hymns are "Homeric" in the sense that they employ the same epic meter—dactylic hexameter—as the Iliad and Odyssey, use many similar formulas and are couched in the same dialect. They were uncritically …

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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. Scholars believe it was …