ILIAD and ODYSSEY OF HOMER by Samuel Butler

ILIAD and ODYSSEY OF HOMER

bySamuel Butler, Homer

Kobo ebook | December 30, 2012

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The Iliad  is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.
Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.
Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC.The Iliad contains over 15,000 lines, and is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Ionic Greek with other dialects.


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• Classic illustrations of Trojan War and Odyssey
• Active TOC: You can navigate through the entire collection via a main table of contents as well as each book's individual chapter contents.

• Re-arranged texts for the best display on Kobo, PC and every e-Reader device.
Bonus:    Free Audiobook link for download at the end of the book (just click to download)

Title:ILIAD and ODYSSEY OF HOMERFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 30, 2012Publisher:iSe Classic HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006392180

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