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The Iliad
The Iliad
Author: Homer, W.H.D. Rouse (Translator)
Rage -- Goddess, sing the rage of — Peleus' son Achilles, — Murderous, doomed, that cost the — Achaeans countless losses, — Hurling down to the House of Death — So many sturdy souls … — Thus begins the stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles that has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This timeless poe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780451627230
ISBN-10: 0451627237
Publication Date: 1/1/1950
Pages: 312
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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stephinfection avatar reviewed The Iliad on + 12 more book reviews
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Homer's best work!
bran-flakes14 avatar reviewed The Iliad on + 72 more book reviews
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"The Iliad", Homer's first epic that is continued in "The Odyssey", isn't as fun or involving as its successor, in my opinion, but it's still one of the first stories ever put to paper in the Western world and, like "The Odyssey", lays the foundations for stories which would come later. A good tale of war, intrigue, backstabbing, and violence, "The Iliad" also does well showing the cold hearts of the Grecian gods and goddesses. Do read this, especially the translation by Robert Fagles, to discover one of the most important works in Western literature history.
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