The Anger Of Achilles: The Iliad

Paperback | April 28, 2009

byHomer HomerIntroduction byRobert GravesTranslated byRobert Graves

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Robert Graves's dynamic retelling of Homer's powerful epic poem

This edition of Homer 's Iliad , retold with authority and grace by the incomparable Robert Graves, takes a revered classic back to its roots as popular entertainment. War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans. Achilles, the great warrior champion of the Greek army, is angrily sulking in his tent and refusing to fight, after an argument with his leader, Agamemnon. But when the Trojan warrior Hector kills Achilles' beloved friend Patroclus, Achilles plunges back into battle to seek his bloody revenge-even though it will bring about his own doom.

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Robert Graves's dynamic retelling of Homer's powerful epic poemThis edition of Homer 's Iliad , retold with authority and grace by the incomparable Robert Graves, takes a revered classic back to its roots as popular entertainment. War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans. Achilles, the great warrior champion of the Greek army, ...

The Greeks attributed both the Iliad and the Odyssey to a single poet whom they named Homer. Nothing is known of his life, though received opinion dates him c. 700 BC and places him in Ionia, the Greek-inhabited coast and islands off central western Turkey. Most modern scholars place the composition of the Iliad in the second half of t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.74 × 5.07 × 0.85 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140455604

ISBN - 13:9780140455601

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