In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles, who has been slighted by the great general, Agamemnon. Derek Jacobi, perhaps best known for his performance in the title role of the celebrated Masterpiece Theatre presentation of I, Claudius, brings the rich and powerful poetry vibrantly to life.
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