Barry B. Powell reads his new verse translation of The Iliad. Powell is Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Iliad Homer Powell Oxford OUP. Released by: Oxford University Press.
Barry B. Powell and Homer. Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity. Introduction by Powell sets the poem in its philological, mythological, and historical context. Barry B. Powell is the Halls-Bascomb Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Powell is one of the world's leading Homer scholars. In HOMER AND THE ORIGIN OF THE GREEK ALPHABET (Cambridge, 1991) he advanced the radical thesis that the Greek alphabet was designed specifically to record the text of Homer, a thesis that has now been widely accepted by the scholarly community and was the subject of a conference in Berlin in 2008.
Homer's Iliad is one of the foundational texts of Western Civilization. The timelessness of its story, of men battling fate amidst the horrors of war, still stirs the imaginations of readers year after year. What is offered here is the first translation by someone who is both an eminent scholar and published poet. The timelessness of its story, of men battling fate amidst the horrors of war, still stirs the imaginations of readers year after year
Barry Bruce Powell (born 1942) is an American classical scholar. He is the Halls-Bascom Professor of Classics Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, author of the widely used textbook Classical Myth and many other books. Trained at Berkeley and Harvard, he is a specialist in Homer and in the history of writing. He has also taught Egyptian philology for many years and courses in Egyptian civilization. Barry Powell, a published poet and novelist, has produced an Iliad translation for the 21st century. Powell's translation beautifully conveys Homer's direct, yet often archaic, style; the introduction and notes situate the poem in its historical and literary context, so that a reader-specialist or otherwise-can appreciate the poem both as a product of its time and as a timeless work exercising its fascination in shifting ways on generations of readers for nearly 3,000 years.
Powell's Homer can berecommended without reservation to students at any level, as wellas to older readers. Even professional Classicists are likely tofind surprises in store for them. Jack Davis, University ofCincinnati. I read it through withpleasure, with general agreement, and with flashes -head-type enlightenment. Allan Griffiths,University College, London. The book has a refreshingly personal touch. Powell succeedsvery well in making Homer's poetry and Homeric problems appealingto his intended readers. The earliest and greatest works of Greek literature the Iliad and the Odyssey have been attributed since antiquity to the poet Homer. This concise book is an ideal introduction to the poet and his two great epics.
Powell, Barry B. Homer and the o ri gi n of che Greek alphabet/Barry B. Powell. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. 1. Homer -. ISBN 0 521 37157 0. l11nguage. 5, " Com;lusions from probability: How the Iliad and Odyssey. were written down,"- draws: together the strands of our inquiry to reach. a surprising answer to the -question, "What caused the invention of the.
Volume 2 - Books 5-8 (Kirk). IAN MORRIS Boulder Creek, California BARRY POWELL Madison, Wisconsin PART ONE TRANSMISSION AND HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION BARRY B. POWELL HOMER AND WRITING Central to the genesis of the Homeric poems is the question of writ- ing. The poems exist in writing, but they emerge from an illiterate age and were generated through a technique of composition which does not require writing, which is even hostile to it. Publication, Distribution, et. Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Homer and the origin of the Greek alphabet, Barry B. Powell online for free.