On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad

Here are listed my commentaries on the books of the Iliad of Homer, as read in the translation of George Chapman.

  1. Book Α
  2. Book Β
  3. Book Γ
  4. Book Δ
  5. Book Ε
  6. Book Ζ
  7. Book Η
  8. Book Θ
  9. Book Ι
  10. Book Κ
  11. Book Λ
  12. Book Μ
  13. Book N
  14. Book Ξ
  15. Book Ο
  16. Book Π
  17. Book Ρ
  18. Book Σ
  19. Book Τ
  20. Book Υ
  21. Book Φ
  22. Book Χ
  23. Book Ψ
  24. Book Ω

There is more discussion of the project in the commentary on the first book and on Books VI, VII, VIII, and XIII.

I have read the print edition of Allardyce Nicoll, who preserves most of Chapman’s spelling. I possess also the Wordsworth Classics edition, edited by Adam Roberts: this has modernized spelling, but lacks Chapman’s commentaries and marginal notes. An advantage of Roberts’s edition is that Chapman’s verses actually fit the available text width; in the Nicoll edition, to make space for the marginal notes, the available width for Chapman’s verses has been narrowed; thus many of these verses must be broken. At least Chapman’s marginal notes are there: they are useful for an overview. Physically, the Princeton paperback version of Nicoll’s edition is of better quality.

For quoting, I have cut and pasted from preexisting electronic versions, of which I have begun to make my own edition.

Here are all of my posts in the Homer category:

  1. NL VI: “Language,” again
  2. The Peace of Liberal Education
  3. Turks of 1071 and Today
  4. 35th Istanbul Film Festival, 2016
  5. Thinking & Feeling
  6. Homer for the Civilian
  7. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book I
  8. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book II
  9. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book III
  10. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book IV
  11. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book V
  12. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book VI
  13. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book VII
  14. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book VIII
  15. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book IX
  16. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book X
  17. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XI
  18. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XII
  19. NL XXVIII: The Forms of Political Action
  20. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XIII
  21. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XIV
  22. Piety
  23. On Being Given to Know
  24. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XV
  25. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XVI
  26. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XVII
  27. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XVIII
  28. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XIX
  29. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XX
  30. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XXI
  31. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XXII
  32. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XXIII
  33. On Chapman’s Homer’s Iliad, Book XXIV
  34. On Translation
  35. Anthropology of Mathematics

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