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The Iliad (The Samuel Butler Prose Translation)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

One of the best books I have ever read.

One of the greatest stories that Homer has ever told is The Iliad. It is a historical fiction that was told by Homer, a blind story tell. He told it more than 2,000 years ago in Greece. Most of the characters in his story come from Greece. This story takes place in ...
One of the greatest stories that Homer has ever told is The Iliad. It is a historical fiction that was told by Homer, a blind story tell. He told it more than 2,000 years ago in Greece. Most of the characters in his story come from Greece. This story takes place in Troy. At the time, Sparta and itâ¿¿s allies were fighting Troy and its allies. Homer gives great details on what happens and where a scene is happening and that really helped me read this story. One of the main characters, Achilles, was my favorite because he was brave, strong, and everyone liked him accept King Agamemnon. He took his lover away, which makes Troy almost defeat Sparta because Achilles asked Zeus take make Troy win Intel The king gives back his lover. There is also a lot of Greek Mythology like the gods and many of the creatures of ancient Greece like some of the hell hounds and Medusa . The theme of this story is about how hatred can make you do unbelievable things that can be good and bad. I think think that is the theme because in the story many men become hateful and they do crazy things and eventually get punished. One of the things I didnâ¿¿t like in this story was that it would always tell you to much about the simplest things, and it is a complicated read. I would recommend this book for anyone who is a good reader and someone that likes Greek Mythology. Much more happens in this story but if you want to find out then youâ¿¿ll have to read it.

posted by Anonymous on April 14, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

13 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Not bad for $1

It is strange reading a classical Greek story invoking the Roman names of the Gods. Surely there are better translations.

posted by Rumination on February 20, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2015

    What isthis

    A dragon rp? Ad dnt sa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2015

    Daphne

    Gtg.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2015

    The baby

    Giggles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2015

    Wraith

    Its ok armaggeddon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2015

    Johnson

    Looked around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2015

    Johnson

    Walked around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2015

    Anyone of u guys

    Watch the ultimate spiderman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2015

    Lethal Kiss

    The little black-scaled dragon sat down with a huff, pale smoke curling into the sky. Her glance around the clearing took in many human figures, but she wasn't sure hiw to talk to them. She could hear and understand them, but she couldn't speak thier language. The hatchling could only squeak and chirrup. She huffed again, sending yet more smoke spiraling upwards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Ella

    Bounces in and fires confetti cannon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2015

    Roux

    "It's a very good stick." She said seriously.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2015

    Lethal to What isthis

    This is a dragon/rider rp, where you coukd basically be anything you want. Over the span of a year, I have seen humans, elves, dwarves, fae, various types of shapeshifters, gryffons, and more different types of dragons than I can count. Welcome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2015

    Lethal Kiss

    The hatchling continued to ponder what it would be like to be part of a dragon-and-rider pair. She floofed up her wings, the leather membranes all but completely encasing her. She peered through a slitted gap in her wings, curiously blinking back at Wanderer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2015

    Daenyris

    Dodges, then Sets his hand on Johnson's forehead. "Eleftherosi", he said

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2015

    Daenyris 2**

    I meant head!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2015

    Zach

    Attacks jana

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2015

    Cloudchaser and Starling

    Cloudchaser- She shifted to wolf form and lept up into her father's arms. She licked the blood off his face. <p> Starling- He shifted elf form and ran behind Saphira.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2015

    Daenyris

    He smiled at her ((homemade pen gun shoots through cardboard!))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2015

    Daenyris

    "Saphira, please take care of cloudchaser! I can handle this." He said, using the stick as a sword

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2015

    Daenyris

    He sits down by wraith, putting his swords on both sides of himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2015

    Khuri

    "Niiice!! Smooth sailing now, huh? Who fixed you up?"

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