by Homer, Adam Roberts, Dr. Keith Carabine
Editor: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of LondonThe product of more than a decade of continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman is the translation of Homer’s great war poem is a magnificent testimony to the power of L’ Iliade.Muscular, i. e. departing from rolling verse Chapman tells the story of Achilles, the great warrior, and his terrible anger in front of the walls of besieged Troy, and the destruction it did on both Greeks and Trojans.Chapman considered the translation of this epic epic, and Homer’s Odyssey (also available in Wordsworth, the Editions) as the work of his life, and devoted himself to capturing the ” soul ” of the poem.Swinburne praises the resulting conversion for his “romantic and sometimes barbaric of grandeur, freshness, strength, and inexhaustible fire”, qualities that reflect the grandeur, fire and brutality of the original poem.This new edition includes a critical introduction and notes, making Chapman’s extraordinary poetic masterpiece accessible to modern readers.
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