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Fagles, Robert

Overview
Works: 195 works in 426 publications in 1 language and 20,508 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Epic poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Legends  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Epic poetry, Latin  Mythological plays  History  Educational films 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PA6807.A5, 883.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Fagles
The three Theban plays by Sophocles( Book )

43 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,294 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
The Aeneid by Virgil( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of an epic voyage in which Aeneas crosses stormy seas, becomes entangled in a tragic love affair with Dido of Carthage, descends to the world of the dead - all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods - and finally reaches Italy, where he will fulfill his destiny: to found the Roman people
Homer : a collection of critical essays by George Steiner( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of critical essays by Joyce, Tolstoy, Kafka, Pound and others
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

42 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of plays dramatizes the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2,052 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 Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket
Complete poems by Baquílides( Book )

26 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 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 Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 813 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
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 587 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. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks."--Container
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of how the Greeks sailed to take back Helen and defeat the Trojans
The Aeneid by Virgil( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 466 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
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Alexander Pope's translation of The Odyssey along with discussions about Pope's translation and notes about the Odyssey
I, Vincent : poems from the pictures of Van Gogh by Robert Fagles( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 332 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 Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by Robert Fagles, and with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox, the team who collaborated on the award-winning edition of Homer's The Iliad, The Odyssey is Homer's classic account of the great wanderings of Odysseus
The Iliad by Homer( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic
The Iliad by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
 
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The AeneidThe OresteiaThe OdysseyThe IliadThe OdysseyComplete poemsThe OdysseyThe Iliad
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

Languages
English (228)