The Iliad and The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)
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The Iliad and The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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by Homer
     
 

Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad & The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. The Iliad, which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks, is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field ofSee more details below

Overview

Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad & The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. The Iliad, which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks, is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field of battle. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and the many marvels and challenges he encounters during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of both texts.
 
The Iliad & The Odyssey is part of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions series. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in durable bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435110434
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/18/2008
Series:
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description:
Bonded Leather Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.75(d)

Meet the Author

The poet we know as Homer may have been merely the vague personification of a school of epic poets. If an actual person, he probably lived during the first half of the eighth century B.C. He may have dictated his poems to a literature associate or written them down himself.

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