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The Iliad - Homer



Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

The Iliad

The Iliad: New Prose Translation
A story that centres on the critical events in four days of the tenth and final year of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It describes how the quarrel of Agamemnon and Achilleus sets in motion a tragic sequence of events, which leads to Achilleus' killing of Hektor and determines the ultimate fate of Troy.

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8th-7th century BC), the poet to whom the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey are attributed. "The Iliad" is the oldest surviving work of Western literature, but the identity - or even the existence - of Homer himself is a complete mystery, with no reliable biographical information having survived. If you enjoyed the "Iliad", you might like Homer's "Odyssey", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Martin Hammond's modern prose version is the best and most accurate there has ever been". (Peter Levi, "Independent"). "A fine Iliad for our times". (Philip Howard, "The Times").

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Number of Pages 528


Rome Journal Here is a fine Iliad for our times, to be read with great pleasure -- Philip Howard The Times