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The Iliad

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The quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles-Achilles withdraws from the war, and sends his mother Thetis to ask Jove to help the Trojans-Scene between Jove and Juno on Olympus.
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on...
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The Iliad

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The quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles-Achilles withdraws from the war, and sends his mother Thetis to ask Jove to help the Trojans-Scene between Jove and Juno on Olympus.
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles, first fell out with one another.
And which of the gods was it that set them on to quarrel? It was the son of Jove and Leto; for he was angry with the king and sent a pestilence upon the host to plague the people, because the son of Atreus had dishonoured Chryses his priest. Now Chryses had come to the ships of the Achaeans to free his daughter, and had brought with him a great ransom: moreover he bore in his hand the sceptre of Apollo wreathed with a suppliant's wreath, and he besought the Achaeans, but most of all the two sons of Atreus, who were their chiefs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781172283262
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 554
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 1.12 (d)

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    Not bad for $1

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

    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2008

    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 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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Rad this review

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Didnt read well on reader

    Can not read on reader

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Great book- highly recomended

    I love this book and the odyssey too. Must read it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Everyone shoukd read this poem

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2011

    Unreadable

    No words, just garbage. Bad download somewhere

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

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    Great book!

    I eead this book and just fell in love with it. I totally recommend it.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

    This format is easier to read...

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    Broken

    What are you two doing now?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    Maggy

    Yawn before taking a swig of beer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2014

    Zeke

    Caught it and threw it back

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2014

    To the cat people

    WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Beck test

    &Xi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    A cute she cat to Tom

    Please come im dieing for it! Shh result 1 please!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    OK CLASSIC

    ILLIAD IS AWESOMMMMMMEEEEEEEEE

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    Ebony

    She struggled, then fainted.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    Thistlefang

    Ignores the tom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    The tom

    Impreg<_>nated ebony, then wheeled toward Thistle. He jumped at the cat, tearing at its flesh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    The she-cat

    Dragged Ebony back to Bloodclan.

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