The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad

byHomer

Kobo ebook | December 26, 2014

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“Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans.”

Samuel Butler’s brilliant translations are an extraordinary rendering of Homer's Iliad and The Odyssey, the most accessible and enthralling epic tales of classical Greece.

The Iliad is the first work of Western literature: a 15000-line epic poem written circa 700 BC. Its title derives from an incident that took place during the Greek siege of Ilium, a town in the region of Troy.

War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans. Achilles, the great warrior champion of the Greek army, is angrily brooding in his tent and refusing to fight after an argument with his leader, Agamemnon. But when the Trojan warrior Hector kills Achilles’ treasured friend Patroclus, Achilles rushes back into battle to seek revenge through butchery and slaughter, even though it will certainly bring about his own doom.

HOMER is believed to have lived circa 700 BC in Ionia, and is thought to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad.

Both of these epic poems are considered seminal texts in the Western canon.

 

 

 

Title:The IliadFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 26, 2014Publisher:Editions Artisan Devereaux LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990049751661

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