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Fagles, Robert

Works: 76 works in 400 publications in 2 languages and 20,371 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Epic poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Epic poetry, Greek  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Mythological plays  Juvenile works  Epic poetry, Latin  Legends 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4025.A5, 883.01
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Fagles
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 4,323 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 )

59 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,612 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 Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles( Book )

45 editions published between 1900 and 2008 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 2,126 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 )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and held by 2,070 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, Clytaemnestra, the revenge of her son, Orestes, and his judgement by the court of Athena
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great translators of our meets the challenges of gods Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wonderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the "man of twists and turns" meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife'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
Complete poems by Bacchylides( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 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
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 580 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( Recording )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 476 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 403 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 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.)"--Container
The Greeks: ancient to modern : a song cycle for soprano and two pianos (tuned a quarter of a tone apart) by John Eaton( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in classical Greek drama( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They gave their names to some of the most memorable plays in Western history, and, thousands of years later, they are still very much a presence in contemporary culture. Who were the women of classical Greek drama? In this program, the presentation of powerful women in Medea, Antigone, and Lysistrata is contrasted with the circumscribed role of women in Athenian society by Princeton University's Froma Zeitlin; Helene Foley, of Barnard College; Jeffrey Henderson, of Boston University; Robin Mitchell-Boyask, of Temple University; Mary-Kay Gamel, of the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Peter Meineck, producing artistic director of the critically and academically acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company. Film clips from notable productions support this in-depth discussion of women and their representation in ancient Greece. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production
Circe and the cyclops by Homer( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigone by Sophocles( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translastion by Richard Emil, concerns that part of the Oedipus story that occurs after Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other over the succession to the throne of Thebes. Antigone's uncle Kreon succeeds to the throne
The rage of Achilles by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad ; The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Odyssey
The IliadThe Three Theban Plays ; Antigone ; Oedipus the king ; Oedipus at ColonusThe AeneidThe OresteiaThe OdysseyComplete poemsThe IliadThe Aeneid
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 (335)

Swedish (1)