Title: The Iliad of Homer: a southern african translation
Author: Richard Whitaker
Size: 210mm x 210mm, 528 pages
ISBN: 978-1-920411-97-8 (print)
HOMER’S GREAT EPIC, THE ILIAD, tells the tale of warriors who fight and die for the sake of the beautiful Helen of Troy. As the immortal gods look on, the Akhaians (Greeks) besiege Troy, while the Trojan warriors fight desperately to save their town, women and children.
This fresh, wholly new translation of the Iliad uses a local idiom and language to present Homer’s classic poem to a Southern African readership.
“work[s] quite brilliantly” – Stephen Watson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: RICHARD WHITAKER, the translator, is Emeritus Professor of Classics at the University of Cape Town.
The cover by Kai Tuomi is based on a linocut print, ‘Black and Blue II’ (2005) by Vuyile Voyiya.
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