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Fagles, Robert

Works: 74 works in 379 publications in 1 language and 20,193 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Tragedies (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Epic poetry, Greek  Educational films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Robert Fagles
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

42 editions published between 1909 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War
The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle called "Oedipus The King," the second-written of the three Theban plays written by Sophocles, the masterpiece of the whole of Greek theater. Today, nearly 2,500 years after Sophocles wrote, scholars and audiences still consider it one of the most powerful dramatic works ever made. Freud sure did. The three plays--"Antigone," "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus"--Are not strictly a trilogy, but all are based on the Theban myths that were old even in Sophocles' time. This particular edition was rendered by Robert Fagles, perhaps the best translator of the Greek classics into English
Homer : a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, Odysseus meets the challenges of gods and monsters
Complete poems by Bacchylides( Book )

25 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Paris of Troy fell in love with Helen of Sparta and took her to his homeland, the princes of Greece launched a fleet of a thousand ships filled with armed men to bring her back. Led by Helen's brother-in-law, Agamemnon, this immense force would besiege Troy for 10 years in a staggering effort to rescue the princess. The Iliad is the story of Achilles, the greatest warrior of this decade-long war, and his desperate but ultimately futile battle against the once magnificent city."
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed
The Aeneid by Virgil( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of Virgil's epic work is presented in modern language and endeavors to retain the original work's humanity, as well as its influential blend of poetry and verse
I, Vincent : poems from the pictures of Van Gogh by Robert Fagles( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odysseus returns home by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic program, translator Robert Fagles, Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel Boorstin, classicist Bernard Knox, archaeologist Sarantis Symeonoglou, art historian Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Steven Tracy, of the Ohio State University, retrace Odysseus' journey, link it to modern experience, and show how the images and events portrayed in the epic poem continue to resonate in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. The themes of ego, temptation, survival, and homecoming are emphasized. Clips from the 1955 classic film "Ulysses" are featured. A Discovery University Production. (51 minutes, color)"--Container
The Greeks: ancient to modern : a song cycle for soprano and two pianos (tuned a quarter of a tone apart) by John Eaton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circe and the cyclops by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone and includes explanatory notes on the text and mythological content
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The Odyssey
Alternative Names
Robert Fagles American academic and poet

Robert Fagles Amerikaans vertaler (1933-2008)

Robert Fagles Hel·lenista i traductor estatunidenc, traductor de la Ilíada i l'Odissea

English (198)

The Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at ColonusThe OdysseyComplete poemsThe IliadThe AeneidOdysseus returns home