Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2017

512 Pages | 2 maps

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198797357

Bookseller Code (02)

The Iliad

(OWC Hardback)

Anthony Verity and Barbara Graziosi

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

  • A major new translation of Homer's great epic poem, that out of an episode from the Trojan War encapsulates the great tragedy of war, and the meaning of life and death
  • Anthony Verity's rendering transmits the directness, power, and dignity of Homer's poetry in an elegant and accurate translation that respects the original line numbers
  • Barbara Graziosi, an authority on Homeric poetry, offers a full introduction that guides the reader in understanding the composition of the poem, its literary qualities, and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read
  • Extensive notes offer book-by-book summaries and elucidate difficult words and passages, mythological allusions, references to ancient practices and artefacts, and geographical names
  • An annotated bibliography offers a succinct guide to further scholarship in English; a full index of names enables the reader to trace particular characters through the text; two maps elucidate the Catalogue of Ships (i.e. the geography of Greece) and the Catalogue of the Trojans (i.e. the geography of Asia Minor).
  • The translation, introduction, notes, and maps are fully informed by up-to-date Homeric scholarship. The line-by-line translation is invaluable for anyone wishing to coordinate the text with the secondary literature