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Iliad Homer

Iliad By Homer

Iliad by Homer


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Summary

The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The former tells of Achilles's anger over an insult to his honour during the Trojan War, and of its consequences for the Achaeans, the Trojans, and Achilles himself.

Iliad Summary

Iliad: Volume II by Homer

Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of Homer's stirring heroic account of the Trojan war and its passions. The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, the best of the Achaeans, over a grave insult to his personal honor and relates its tragic result--a chain of consequences that proves devastating for the Greek forces besieging Troy, for noble Trojans, and for Achilles himself. The poet gives us compelling characterizations of his protagonists as well as a remarkable study of the heroic code in antiquity.

The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad. These have been published in the Loeb Classical Library for three quarters of a century, the Greek text facing a faithful and literate prose translation by A. T. Murray. William F. Wyatt now brings the Loeb's Iliad up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is written for today's readers.

About Homer

Augustus Taber Murray (1866-1940) was Professor of Greek at Stanford University. William Frank Wyatt (1932-2011) was Professor of Classics at Brown University.

Additional information

GOR007513246
9780674995802
0674995805
Iliad: Volume II by Homer
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
1925-01-01
672
N/A
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