The Iliad

The Iliad

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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (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.

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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (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 weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.

Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC. The Iliad contains 15,693 lines, and is written in Homeric Greek, a literary amalgam of Ionic Greek and other dialects.

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ISBN-13:
2940014603560
Publisher:
Mundus Publishing
Publication date:
07/06/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
212
File size:
896 KB

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The Iliad 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 208 reviews.
Rumination More than 1 year ago
It is strange reading a classical Greek story invoking the Roman names of the Gods. Surely there are better translations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book and the odyssey too. Must read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beginning was a little confusing. But once you got into it it's not that confusing anymore. As long as you know Greek Mythology. I mean I'm in 6th grade and I inow quite a lot of Greek Mythology.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This work is one of the most influential in the Western corpus, and that we even have a written record of it is a stroke of luck. PLEASE, this is NOT a 'book', it is a POEM that was written in verse, almost certainly by more than one person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The paragraph format makes the story much more readable. The verse format would do things arbitrarily cut a sentence in the middle for no apparent reason 'in English anyways' and start a new line with the remainder of the sentence. It makes no sense to preserve the verse form when the verse qualities are lost in translation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm glad I didn't spend money on this; it's full of typos. I won't even ask why the reviews are spammed with PJO roleplayers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Night fury pounces onto you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JUST WASTES SPACE! The first fifteen pages are copyrights and blank whit space, AND THE REST OF IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE JUST PRESSED RANDOM BUTTONS ON THEIR KEYBOARD!!!!! THERE ARE LIKE THREE READABLE PARAGRAPHS!!!!!!!!!!! DONT GET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOULD RATE ZERO IF I COULD!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snapped out of his sleep. ~What's wrong?~ he asked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whimpered feebly a her neck still bleeds.
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Sighed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um..... why does saphira have a rider crush (Johnson) when she already has a rider( zach)? Im really confused.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He looks around. "I'm Pier..."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry i left! I ha stuf to do
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He dozed silently on a rock, hands behind his head.
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Flys in and sits in her corner watching
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry I wasn't active lately, but I will be one tonight! Sorry!))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was followed by a feminie scream
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stared at the mini Storm.
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