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The Oresteia - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (Paperback): Aeschylus The Oresteia - Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, The Eumenides (Paperback)
Aeschylus; Edited by W. Stanford; Translated by Robert Fagles
R189 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R59 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the Oresteia - the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity - Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos.

Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance, from primitive ritual to civilized institution, its spirit of struggle and regeneration is eternal.

The Three Theban Plays - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, Reissue): Sophocles The Three Theban Plays - Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (Paperback, Reissue)
Sophocles; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard M.W. Knox
R195 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R41 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Antigone defending her integrity and ideals to the death, Oedipus questing for his identity and achieving immortality - these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.

Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, these three plays are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles' translation conveys all of Sophocles' lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters.

The Aeneid (Paperback, Ed): Virgil The Aeneid (Paperback, Ed)
Virgil; Translated by Robert Fagles
R364 R254 Discovery Miles 2 540 Save R110 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the award-winning translator of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic
With his translations of Homer's classic poems, Robert Fagles gave new life to seminal works of the Western canon and became one of the preeminent translators of our time. His latest achievement completes the magnificent triptych of Western epics. A sweeping story of arms and heroism, "The Aeneid" follows the adventures of Aeneas, who flees the ashes of Troy to embark upon a tortuous course that brings him to Italy and fulfills his destiny as founder of the Roman people. Retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original, this powerful blend of poetry and myth remains as relevant today as when it was first written.

The Aeneid (Paperback): Virgil The Aeneid (Paperback)
Virgil; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard M.W. Knox 1
R260 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R80 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic"
Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles' mighty foe in the "Iliad," begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the "Aeneid "redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer's "Iliad "and "Odyssey "were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the "Aeneid "to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil's world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world.

The Iliad (Paperback, Revised): Homer The Iliad (Paperback, Revised)
Homer; Introduction by Bernard M.W. Knox; Notes by Bernard M.W. Knox; Translated by Robert Fagles
R391 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R70 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Iliad is the first and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization - an epic poem without rival in the literature of the world, and the cornerstone of Western culture.

The story of the Iliad centres on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determine the fate of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background. The Iliad is the first of the great tragedies.

The Iliad: the Odyssey (Paperback): Bernard M.W. Knox The Iliad: the Odyssey (Paperback)
Bernard M.W. Knox; Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles
R732 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R150 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.

The Odyssey (Paperback): Homer The Odyssey (Paperback)
Homer; Translated by Robert Fagles
R264 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R80 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Literature's grandest evocation of life's journey, at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance, Homer's ancient Greek epic The Odyssey is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox in Penguin Classics. When Robert Fagles' translation of The Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece. Here, one of the great modern translators presents us with The Odyssey, Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the 'man of twists and turns' meets the challenges of the sea-god Poseidon, and monsters ranging from the many-headed Scylla to the cannibalistic Cyclops Polyphemus - only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife Penelope's suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom. Seven greek cities claim the honour of being the birthplace of Homer (c. 8th-7th century BC), the poet to whom the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey are attributed. The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Western literature, but the identity - or even the existence - of Homer himself is a complete mystery, with no reliable biographical information having survived. If you enjoyed The Odyssey, you might like Robert Fagles' translation of The Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Wonderfully readable ... Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication' Ted Hughes 'A memorable achievement ... Mr Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless' Richard Jenkyns, The New York Times Book Review 'His translation of The Odyssey is his best work yet' Garry Wills, New Yorker

Complete Poems (Paperback, New Ed): Bacchylides Complete Poems (Paperback, New Ed)
Bacchylides; Translated by Robert Fagles
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Discovered in an Egyptian papyrus in 1896, the lyrics of Bacchylides are one of the great treasures of Greek poetry. These exquisite choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean, and Olympic games and chronicle the classical gods and heroes, eloquently revealing to us the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. The poems are brilliantly translated by Robert Fagles, recently hailed by Garry Wills in the New Yorker as "the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English." First published in 1961, the book now includes a new translator's note by Fagles. "[Fagles] has produced a work which is at once a faithful translation of Bacchylides in the fullest sense and something which stands and lives in its own right as a work of art."-Sir Maurice Bowra, from the Foreword "Fagles has created . . . a musical and craftsmanly series of verses. As a translator, Fagles has the merits of . . . keeping the lilting rhythms of Bacchylides alive in one's ear . . . and unearthing metaphors behind faded Greek words, of splitting the strings of compound adjectives into pungent clauses which lose nothing in color but make coordinated English."-Emily Vermeule, American Journal of Philology "The beauty, richness, and classic quality of Mr. Fagles's unrhymed verse make this translation a creative work and a valuable contribution to English letters."-Rae Dalven, Poetry

I, Vincent - Poems from the Pictures of Van Gogh (Hardcover): Robert Fagles I, Vincent - Poems from the Pictures of Van Gogh (Hardcover)
Robert Fagles
R133 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R13 (10%) Special order

The Description for this book, I, Vincent: Poems from the Pictures of Van Gogh, will be forthcoming.

The Odyssey (Sheet map, Turtleback School & Library ed.): Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox The Odyssey (Sheet map, Turtleback School & Library ed.)
Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
R571 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R58 (10%) Special order

The stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amid devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to its terrifying, tragic conclusion.

Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of The Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Denis Donoghue describes as a "superb achievement" and Peter Levi calls an "astonishing performance".

The Three Theban Plays (English, Greek, To, Hardcover, School & Library ed.): Sophocles The Three Theban Plays (English, Greek, To, Hardcover, School & Library ed.)
Sophocles; Photographs by Bernard MacGregor Walke Knox; Translated by Robert Fagles; Introduction by Bernard MacGregor Walke Knox
R484 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R47 (10%) Special order

For use in schools and libraries only. Detailed notes accompany modern translations of the stories of Antigone, Oedipus The King, and Oedipus At Colonus.

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