- Chestertown: Chester River Press, 2009.
- 12.5 x 14.5 inches
- cloth, dust jackets, slipcase
- 550; 434 pages
- ISBN: 9780982340325
Price: $350.00 save 20% $280.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 104249
Acclaimed by Samuel Johnson as "a performance which no age or nation could hope to equal," Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad and Odyssey stands as one of the glories of English Literature.
The Chester River Press edition of the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer has been designed and printed to reflect the epic proportions of this famous translation and offers both the Greek and English translations for the general reader and scholar alike. More than 50 color drawings in Greek vase styles by Avery Lawrence were commissioned by the Press. Each drawing portrays a specific scene from each of the 48 books making up the Iliad and Odyssey with smaller medallions adorning pages throughout.
An original two-part Introduction by the esteemed Pope scholar, Steven Shankman, reflects on and investigates Pope's majestic poems through a scholarly lens focused on the timless Homeric themes of war and peace. Professor Shankman also elaborates on "How To Read Homer," an aid to understanding the philosophical and historical context of the Homeric epics.
The Iliad and Odyssey are presented as a companion, slipcased set and bound in black Dutch cloth with dust jackets.