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Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey is offered in English and Greek, with fifty original color drawings of scenes from the text in Greek vase style, The book has an original introduction by Pope scholar Steven Shankman, and includes two slip-cased volumes, Dutch cloth binding, and dust jackets.
Hardcover, 550 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Chester River Press (first published -762)
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James Malone Dunno--I have the same box set you do, with a first edition, first printing of the Odyssey. When I go to list a book as owned, I often find a plethora…moreDunno--I have the same box set you do, with a first edition, first printing of the Odyssey. When I go to list a book as owned, I often find a plethora of covers from print to ebook to audio. Ironically, the first edition, first printing cover is sometimes missing...I gave it five stars because having read like three translations (the first in h.s.) I like it the best.(less)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
عنوان: ایلیاد و اودیسه (ادیسه)؛ هومر؛ مترجم: سعید نفیسی؛ تهران، هرمس، 1387، در 1005 ص، شابک: 9789643634568؛ این کتاب پیشتر با برگردان همین مترجم با دو عنوان جداگانه «ایلیاد» و «ادیسه» نیز چاپ شده است
آثار به جای مانده از هومر، دو گلچین شعر به نامهای ایلیاد و ادیسه است. همه ی آنچه که درباره تاریخ و افسانههای یونان باستان میدانیم از همین شعرها برگرفته شده؛ در ایلیاد، هومر داستان جنگ تروا را میسراید، و در ادیسه ده سال سفر ادیسئوس در بازگشت از جنگ تروا را

The Iliad Characters: Ajax, Odysseus, Helen of
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Bastet
Leídas la Ilíada y la Odisea, diría que me ha hecho disfrutar un poco más la segunda, quizá por los seres fantásticos (inolvidable el duelo entre Odiseo y el cíclope Polifemo, a quien aquel deja ciego) que hacen peligrar el periplo de Odiseo (prefiero el nombre griego, por mucho que la inmensa mayoría de las traducciones en español lo llamen por el nombre latino, Ulises) de Troya a Ítaca. Los dos poemas homéricos son cantos escritos a mayor gloria del héroe griego (Aquiles en la Ilíada, Odiseo e ...more
Lucinda Reed
Sep 04, 2007 Lucinda Reed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like the classics
The best story ever-it has everything-love, romance, war, brave, handsome men, exotic places, monsters, beautiful women-its all in these two stories. Odysseus is my all-time favorite hero, and although he is a brave hero, he has his faults and it's this combination that makes him so lovable and what makes this story one of the greatest of all time. The text can be difficult to read, and following the who's who of the gods and goddesses can be quite a feat. I've read it several times, I never get ...more
Abdulla Awachi
Mar 07, 2016 Abdulla Awachi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
مراجعة كتاب "الإلياذة"

لـ هوميروس

"أنشد يا هوميروس" ، نعم هكذا أنشد و هكذا قص في ملحمة الإلياذة، تلك الملحمة التي تعتبر من أهم المداخل لدراسة "الميثولوجيا" الاغريقية. و لا يكاد الفلاسفة يتركون ذكرها في أمهات كتبهم و مقالاتهم.


قصة الالياذة هي قصة حرب طويلة بين شعب "هيلاس" - و هو اسم دولة اليونان لوقتنا الحالي باللغة اليونانية ، و شعب "طروادة" دامت عشر سنوات أو أكثر ، تخللتها الكثير من الانعطافات و التبدلات في التقدم و التراجع ، و رغم ان مرتكز القصة الرئيسي هو الجانب الحربي و المعركة العسكرية، إلا أ
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Patricia
Other than the gruesome, violent images often presented in magnificent detail (hey, it is a war!), I really enjoy reading Homer's epic poem. Where else are we given such insight into stubborn Agamemnon, noble Hector, intelligent and well-spoken Odysseus, lazy and spineless Paris, guilt-ridden Helen, the wrath of the warrior Achille's and how vain he can be? We can identify with Trojan and Greek alike, agonizing with both sides over the destructiveness of war. We get the inside story on all the G ...more
1marcus
May 05, 2009 1marcus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The “Iliad and the Odyssey” keeps you on the edge of your seat from the beginning of the story to the end. I’m not into books like this one but I LOVED this book. The adventure, mystery, and the understanding of pre-history are great for anyone who wants to read this book. All these things made me want to read the book over again and even write a book review on it.


First the adventure is wild from the start. Fighting the Cyclopes and winning made me think that no matter what the size of the pers
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Randa Mashnouk
من الممتع قراءة كتابٍ عن الأساطير الإغريقية بقلم كاتبٍ إغريقيّ عاش في تلك الفترة المليئة بالأساطير و القصص، و من الممتع أيضاً معرفة أفكارهم السائدة آنذاك من وفاءٍ و تضحية و حب للوطن و إيمانٍ بالآلهة و اعتمادهم الكامل بهم.
ملحمة جميلة إن كنت من محبّي التاريخ الإغريقي، لكن يفضل أن تملك خلفية لا بأس بها عن أسماء الآلهة و قصصهم لتفهم ما يجري. :)
Entisar Radhi
Jan 02, 2016 Entisar Radhi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الإلياذة لـ : هوميروس ..



يا للأساطير ... ما أجملها

قصة الإلياذة تدور حول أخيل .. وغضبه وانتقامه .. وحرب طروادة .. المرأة في الإلياذة تلعب دورا أساسيا في سبب الحرب و غضب أخيل .. كل فصول الملحمة تدور حول قيم محورية هي العزة والشرف والبطولات والمجد والثأر والانتقام .. ويبدو أن هذه القيم كان تحكم المجتمع اليوناني ..

أخيل سليل الآلهة وابن ثيتس التي عشقها زيوس رب الآلهة والبشر لكنه تركها خوفا من أن تنجب ابنا يفوقه قوة وقدرة .. ولشدة جماله وتفرده أخفته أمه عن الناس ونكّرته كامرأة خوفا عليه من حرب طروادة ل
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Osama Abdel Qader
Nov 11, 2013 Osama Abdel Qader rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
@مجدي كامل المنياوي صاحب هذا الكتاب نصاب رسمي...
ينسخ عن النت والمنتديات وويكيبيديا بالحرف...
طبعا خلال 5 سنوات طبع في دار النصب العربي-القاهرة...وأعني ما يسمى دار الكتاب العربي ما يقارب الملئة كتاب...بحسبة بسيطة فإنه يؤلف كتاب كل 18 يوم و 6 ساعات....
طبعا هذا لا يعقل ولا يمر إلا على الأغبياء...
فهو وفريقه مجرد مرتزقة لا يقرأون حتى ما ينسخون من ويكيبيديا والمنتديات..فتجدها بنفس الأخطاء المطبعية....
في معرض الكتاب في الشارقة 2013 وجدت لهم قسم كبير...من الواضح أنهم يحسنون صنعا من ناحية البزنيس....وتعر
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محمد الهاشمي
الإلياذة والأوديسة في نظري تستحقان أكثر من خمس نجوم..فقط هذه النسخة التي ترجمها مجدي كامل لم تكن الأفضل في نظري. قرأت نسخة بعدها بدت أفضل. لو تسنى الوقت لوجدت الكتاب ووضعت اسم المترجم وأظن أنها نسخة صدرت عن المجمع الثقافي بأبوظبي -لست متأكدا-. عموما هاتين الملحمتين فاقتا كل حدود الأزمنة وختمتا على عصور ما قبل التاريخ شعار بداية جديدة مليئة بالخيال الممتزج بالواقع وهو ما صنع فعلا عهد "التاريخ" لحضارة البشر. هذا الخيال لربما أسس بدوره دعائم فلسفة الدين والكينونة فيما بعد ولربما أنه أيضاً شكل الكثي ...more
Christina
May 07, 2012 Christina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, audiobook
It didn't take me long to figure out that I'm not a Homer girl. I think the problem was partly that after years of taking in entertaining, probably dumbed down versions of the stories, the reality ended up a bit of a let down. Another problem was I had trouble liking any of the characters. Achilles? Hector? Even Odysseus? Ugh! Whiney, deceitful, and not very likeable!

The Iliad was pretty painful to get through. I forced myself to finish and didn't even get a payoff in the end. What happened to T
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Dalal
Jan 29, 2017 Dalal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ملحمة رائعة بحق ....
Lisa (Harmonybites)
Nov 19, 2012 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: Assigned in High School
Together these two works attributed to Homer are considered among the oldest surviving works of Western literature, dating to probably the eighth century BCE, and are certainly among the most influential. I can't believe I once found Homer boring. In my defense, I was a callow teen, and having a book assigned in school often tends to perversely make you hate it. But then I had a "Keats conversion experience." Keats famously wrote a poem in tribute to a translation of Homer by Chapman who, Keats ...more
Yassmeen Altaif
Aug 06, 2016 Yassmeen Altaif rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ما السر في فاكهة (التفاحة)؟

من التفاحة في الميثولوجيا المسيحية بأنها الفاكهة المحرمة على آدم وزوجته حواء فأكلوها وخرجوا من الجنة

و من تفاحة الأميرة النائمة أو بياض الثلج التي أعطتها إياها الساحرة وأكلتها فباتت في سبات عميق

و من تفاحة نيوتن التي منها عرف قانون الجاذبية الأرضية

و لتفاحة أبل المقروضة وعيشنا في عصر الهاتف الذكي والإلكتروني

و إلى تفاحة ملحمة الإلياذة في هذا الكتاب التي رمتها إيريس (آلهة النزاع) لغضبها لأنها لم يدعوها لحفل عرس ذيتيس وبليوس

# يبدوا إن غضب عدم الدعوة للأعراس انتقلت لي لو
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Driss El bouki
Sep 23, 2015 Driss El bouki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: هوميروس
لطالما أحببت قراءة الميثولوجيا ،لكن غطش العجز جعل مني ضيق العطن،لكن الأوان قد مضى ،وها أنا قد أنهيت الملحمة الأولى لهوميروس الشقي،الذي جعل القلم سيد الألهة ورب زيوس في السطور،ورب كل الطرواديين والهيلانيين ،وكل فارس من الفرسان الدراغمة الألباء،أسلوب المترجم في سرد هذه الملحمة جميل جدا،على صيغة من السجع القرآني المحبب إلى قلوبنا،وبذلك يصيب رمح اللغة فؤاد المتعلمين...لقد خرجت بشيء واحد وهو أنه لم يفز في هذه الحرب لا الطرواديين ولا الهيلانيين ولا آلهة اليونان،الرابح الوحيد من كل ما حدث نحن القراء..و ...more
Samuel Saint-Denis-Lisée
Après avoir tant entendu parler de l'Iliade et de l'Odyssée, j'ai trouvé la lecture de l’œuvre originale (traduite) intéressante. Bien que les nombreuses comparaisons et références aux divinités grecques m'aient fait perdre le fil du texte à certains moments, j'ai pu voir pourquoi cette œuvre a traversé les âges et est considérée comme un chef-d’œuvre. C'est une lecture à faire au moins une fois dans sa vie.
♥Mary♦Sweet♣Dreams♠Are♥Made♦of♣This♠
I really enjoyed reading Homer's Odyssey and Iliad. I actually read this book of my own volition and not because I had to for school. The stories are very unique and captivating. You'll be sitting on the edge of your chair. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mythology of any kind.

I enjoyed it so much that I believe I'll give it another read after so many years and an adequate review.
Maha_a7mad
Apr 29, 2013 Maha_a7mad rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
الصفحات البيضاء كثيرة و التكرار أكثر و الأخطاء الإملائية لا تحتمل
أستفدت منه القليل فقط
Chachou
Feb 21, 2017 Chachou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty complicated to understand sometimes because of the huge number of characters in it and some divinities we may not know. The vocabulary is epic and we enter a nice story full of "mini stories". It was interesting to read because we can see many comportments which can be good to follow or not. Even this days, reading Homere is quite accurate and contribute to our personal culture.
Greg Pitts
Feb 28, 2013 Greg Pitts rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After being force-fed this epic poem in school I was stunned by how much I loved it! I don't even know who's translation I first read, but I've read The Iliad twice since, and Fagles' translation is the best yet. Beautiful imagery and really exciting battle scenes (really!) explaining the loyalties of The Gods and their favorites on Earth.

This book is not a chore like we have been led to believe. Trust me, I don't go out seeking ancient Greek poems. But this is great stuff and Fagles' translati
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Julie
Apr 15, 2010 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genius. Pure Genius. In my opinion, these are two of the greatest works. My Freshman year of high school a few friends and I did a report on "The Odyssey". I will never forget the rhythym to our little "chant wrap" about the Odyssey..."We're here to tell a tale of Odysseus and his crew...and of the great adventures they all went through. So sit right back, and listen to our tail. You'll be grateful we have airplanes and you don't have to sail, sail, sail". I know, so funny! I can't remember much ...more
Anastasia
Finished! Finally done.
*I've read it for my Foreign literature class.

It took me a month, and not because it was boring or anything (although some chapters were less exciting than others), it's just really hard to read because of the metre - hexameter. Not a natural metre for a Russian poetry, so it was unusual.

But I did like this book. Especially all those gruesome descriptions of death. It was sort of fascinating.
Also I did like a lot of the characters - Andromache, Achilles, Hector, Patrok
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Maciej Bliziński
Jan 17, 2016 Maciej Bliziński rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the core of Western culture, there is ancient Rome and Greece, and at the core of the ancient Roman and Greek culture, there is Homer. When reading, I really did feel that the Iliad and Odyssey contain the basic building blocks of the Western way of thinking. For example, Achilles and Odysseus were arguing about what to do next, and each could make a case that sounded convincing. But the ideas were not equally good.

This translation uses plain English, with no hexameter of rhymes, which helped
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Rahma Hassan
أدخلنا هوميروس بلمحمته وسط أرض المعارك مسمعنا بوصفه صليل السيوف وصهيل الخيول وصيحات النصر والحماسة..
مضيفا على قصة المعركة ذلك الجو الأسطوري الذي تصنعه الأرباب و أنصاف الآلهة..
ابتسمت لدعابة صراع الأرباب واختلافهم فيما بينهم، وتذكرت قوله تعالى : "لو كان فيهما آلهة إلا الله لفسدتا"
ولكني أحببت العيش في ثقافة شعوب قديمة بفلسفتهم ودينهم و أخلاقهم..

تناول كذلك هوميروس نفسية الأبطال ولم يقتصر على وصف الحرب وصفا جامدا..

قرأتها مترجمة للأستاذ الحسيني الحسيني وإلى حد كبير جيدة، لكن لم يعجبني استعانته بعبا
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Damon
Feb 05, 2015 Damon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology
The Illiad is very rambling and quite boring.
muhammad darwish
حقا إنها ملحمة
لكن للأسف فإنها تختلف اختلاف جذري عن فلم troy فلا يستطيع مخرج مهما بلغت إمكاناته تصوير تلك الرهبة والمشاعر التي تنتابك عند قراءة الإلياذة
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Chioma
Oct 26, 2015 Chioma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the Iliad much better than the Odyssey.
Josh
Mar 18, 2017 Josh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Iliad and the Odyssey, by Marcia Williams, is the retelling of the two most famous epics, by the same names. The Iliad starts with the marriage of king Peleus and the goddess Thetis, which later have a child by the name Achilles. In Troy, king Priam and Queen Hecuba also have a child, by the name of Paris. Paris grows up and eventually steals Helen, the wife of king Menelaus. This then sparks the Trojan War which sends various leader, including Odysseus, to defend the honor of Menelaus marri ...more
Lindolfo Rodrigues
Jun 01, 2017 Lindolfo Rodrigues rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2017
Historia grega, que já derivou varios livros, vale a pena ler bem sucinta e direta.
A cidade de Troia que Homero descreve aqui, todos achavam que era uma lenda até encontrarem ruinas dela na decada de 50. Por isso ainda tem esperança pela cidade de Atlântida já que também a lenda vem de uma história grega.
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In the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time,
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“Rage - Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles,
murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
great fighters' souls, but made their bodies carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end.
Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed,
Agamemnon lord of men and brilliant Achilles.”
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