Sing of rage, Goddess, that bane of Akhilleus,Peleus' son, which caused untold pain for Akhaians,sent down throngs of powerful spirits to Aides, war-chiefs rendered the prize of dogs and everysort of bird.
Edward McCrorie's new translation of Homer's classic epic of the Trojan War captures the falling rhythms of a doomed Troy. McCrorie presents the sundry epithets and resonant symbols of Homer's verse style and remains as close to the Greek's meaning as research allows.
The work is an epic with a flexible contemporary feel to it, capturing the wide-ranging tempos of the original. It underscores the honor of soldiers and dwells upon the machinations of Moira, each man's and woman's portion in life.
Noted Homeric scholar Erwin Cook contributes a substantial introduction and extensive notes written to guide both students and general readers through relevant elements of ancient Greek history and culture. This version of the Iliad is ideal for readings and performances.
Edward McCrorie is professor emeritus of English at Providence College. He is author of four collections of poems, including Gone Games, and has translated classics, including Homer's Odyssey, also published by Johns Hopkins. Erwin Cook is T. F. Murchison Professor of the Humanities at Trinity University, San Antonio.
Translator's PrefaceIntroduction, by Erwin CookTHE ILIADBook 1Book 2Book 3Book 4Book 5Book 6Book 7Book 8Book 9Book 10Book 11Book 12Book 13Book 14Book 15Book 16Book 17Book 18Book 19Book 20Book 21Book 22Book 23Book 24NotesBooks 1-12, by Hal Cardiv and Erwin CookBooks 13-24, by Natalie Trevino and Erwin CookNames in the Iliad