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The Iliad
The Iliad
Author: Samuel Butler (Translator), Homer
The Iliad (or Song of Ilion) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781566195942
ISBN-10: 1566195942
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 391
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Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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