The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA
A Penguin Classic
Dating to the ninth century B.C., 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, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 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.”
This Penguin Classics Deluxe edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
모임은 "글쓰기 토론"과 "말하기 토론" 두가지 방식으로 진행됩니다.
글쓰기 토론: 슬랙 채널에 궁금한 것이나 이야기하고 싶은 것들 글쓰기
말하기 토론: 사회자 주관으로 미리 토론 주제들을 정해 온라인 미팅을 통해 1시간 30분 정도 말하기
글쓰기 토론 일정
1st week (01/Oct ~ 09/Oct) - approx. 68 pages Book 1: The Rage of Achilles Book 2: The Great Gathering of Armies Book 3: Helen Reviews the Champions
2nd week (10/Oct ~ 16/Oct) - approx. 69 pages Book 4: The Truce Erupts in War Book 5: Diomedes Fights the Gods Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy
3rd week (17/Oct ~ 23/Oct) - approx. 62 pages Book 7: Ajax Duels with Hector Book 8: The Tide of Battle Turns Book 9: The Embassy to Achilles
4th week (23/Oct ~ 31/Oct) - approx. 65 pages Book 10: Marauding Through the Night Book 11: Agamemnon’s Day of Glory Book 12: The Trojans Storm the Rampart