The Iliad

byHomerIntroduction byNatalie HaynesTranslated byAndrew Lang

May 19, 2020|
The Iliad by Homer
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A gorgeous pocket-sized edition of Homer''s epic poem, The Iliad, introduced by author and classicist Natalie Haynes. The Iliad has had a far-reaching impact on Western literature and culture, inspiring writers, artists and classical composers across the ages. This edition is translated into prose by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf and Ernest Myers, and features an introduction by author and classicist Natalie Haynes. Paris, a Trojan prince, wins Helen as his prize for judging a beauty contest between three goddesses, and abducts her from her Greek husband Menelaos. The Greeks, enraged by his audacity, sail to Troy and begin a long siege of the city. The Iliad is set in the tenth year of the war. Achilles - the great Greek warrior - is angry with his commander, Agamemnon, for failing to show him respect. He refuses to fight any longer, which is catastrophic for the Greeks, and results in personal tragedy for Achilles, too. With themes of war, rage, grief and love, this epic remains powerful and enthralling more than 2,700 years after it was composed. Part of the Macmillan Collector''s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make the perfect gift for any book lover.
The identity of the composer of The Iliad is a matter of some speculation. The ancients believed it was a bard called Homer, although they disagreed about biographical details. It was commonly thought that he lived on Chios, an island off the west coast of Turkey, some time between 1100 and 700 BC, probably closer to the latter. Trad...
Title:The Iliad
Product dimensions:544 pages, 6.36 X 5.58 X 1.04 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 6.36 X 5.58 X 1.04 in
Published:May 19, 2020
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781529015003

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