The Iliad of Homer - Classics Club Author:Homer Translated, and with the Original Preface, by Samuel Butler — Edited, and with an Introduction, by Louise Ropes Loomis — This is the book that Alexander the Great carried with him into battle in a jeweled casket -- an epic which has been called the "one of the half-dozen world books, the noblest product of the human mind!" And for nearly three tho... more »usand years the Iliad has stirred the pulses and thrilled the sense of countless readers.
Butler, the translator, has rendered Homer's Iliad into strong, virile, readable, modern prose that today's reader can fully understand and enjoy, and this is the translation chosen for this Classics Club Library Edition. Included is Butler's own introduction to his translation; a helpful glossary of namers; a historical and critical introduction to Homer, his times, and particularly the Iliad, by Louise Ropes Loomis, formerly professor of History and Philosophy at Wells College. A special feature is the series of friezes which illustrate the action in each of the book's twenty-four chapters.« less