LOEB CLASSICAL LIBRARY
Cover: Iliad, Volume II: Books 13-24, from Harvard University PressCover: Iliad, Volume II in HARDCOVER

Loeb Classical Library 171

Iliad, Volume II

Books 13-24

Homer

Translated by A. T. Murray

Revised by William F. Wyatt

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$26.00 • £16.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674995802

Publication: January 1925

Loeb

672 pages

4-1/4 x 6-3/8 inches

Index

Loeb Classical Library > Homer > Iliad

World

The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Read more about the site’s features »

Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer’s stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, “the best of the Achaeans,” over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result—a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity.

The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A. T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb’s Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray’s admirable style but is written for today’s readers.