Illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith
Introduced by Bernard Knox
Translated by Robert Fagles
Homer's epic poem relating a bloody clash of powers transcends the centuries in the hands of translator Robert Fagles, and is transformed into an exceptional collector's edition by Folio.
As palaces are set ablaze, swords clash and lives are lost, it is impossible not to be moved by Homer's 2,500-year-old descriptions of battle. In fact, never has the all-consuming power of war been more forcefully conveyed than in his spine-chilling epic, The Iliad.
Presented in a beautiful, quarter-bound buckram binding, this renowned translation by Robert Fagles is eloquent and accessible, drawing new readers and those familiar with the text into the heart of the ferocious ten-year war. As befits the era, Grahame Baker-Smith’s illustrations play with mythological allusion, while Bernard Knox discusses the Homeric tragedy and the nuances of this translation in an introduction that ensures this edition should be on every collector’s shelf.
Quarter-bound in blocked buckram with printed cloth sides
Set in Monotype Centaur
Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations
Printed map endpapers
10˝ x 6 ¾˝