The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer [NOOK Book]

Overview

THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER contains the two great epic poems attributed to ancient Greek poet Homer. The ILIAD tells of the events of the Trojan War, a ten-year conflict between allied Greek states and the Trojans of Asia Minor. The ODYSSEY is in part a sequel to the ILIAD, which tells of the adventures of the Greek hero Odysseus as he seeks his homeland after the end of the Trojan War.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer

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Overview

THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER contains the two great epic poems attributed to ancient Greek poet Homer. The ILIAD tells of the events of the Trojan War, a ten-year conflict between allied Greek states and the Trojans of Asia Minor. The ODYSSEY is in part a sequel to the ILIAD, which tells of the adventures of the Greek hero Odysseus as he seeks his homeland after the end of the Trojan War.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012826602
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 33,126
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Homer was an ancient Greek poet and storyteller, to whom is attributed the authorship of THE ODYSSEY and THE ILIAD. Little is known for certain of Homer's life. According to Greek historian Herodotus, he lived around 850 BC, although other ancient sources put his life nearer the time of the Trojan War (c. 1250 BC). Homer may have been born in Ionia in Asia Minor, possibly at Smyrna, or on the island of Chios. He may have died on the island of Ios.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Dont buy it!

    Its only a 94 page review.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    You may want to buy The Odyssey rather than trying this book's version.

    The Illiad was a great read in this book. I was suprised to see the digital layout change completely when it went on to the odyssey. It may just be me but I had to buy another version to be able to finish reading it.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Cheapness is appropriate to quality.

    I couldn't alter the text and Robert Fagles' translations are better.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    How do you not recommend a classic?

    It has been years since I read Homer, but I bought this to review when I get a chance. That is one of the delightful things about ebooks, they can be stored and carried. At the present I own over 150 digital books; I'll never go back to paper. There are, of course, those Luddits who shun this marvelous technology sometimes look at my Color Nook and when I show them what it can do and what "I" can do with it, some of them begin to wobble a bit.
    In addition to the books, magazines and newspapers I take with me, I carry documents, pictures and gobs of videos, even some of my own. I have one video in which I talk about the advantages of portable electronic readers. Maybe I ought to start marketing some of these myself?

    5 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Dumb

    This translation, while faithful enough, has two main flaws. The less important one is that it renders Homer's verse as prose. The one that boggles my mind is that the translators use the gods' Roman names. They even alternate between using Odysseus and Ulyssees in the Iliad to refer to the character who becomes the hero of the Odyssey. I just don't see the advantage when translating Greek texts hundreds of years older than Herodotus. Just plain dumb.

    The second star is because it is faithful enough in meaning and thus not a complete waste. Just dumb.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    interesting

    Great way to learn some history and about mythology

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Good

    Its a good book its hard to grasp becuse its an epic and its greek but get the sample just to start

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Good

    Misprints. But good storyline.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Very Well Writte

    This book is the original. Most people think that others are, but this holds the throne. The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer is one of the best literature books out there, in the world of books.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Zeus

    Hello.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Love it but, what order is it in?

    I love Greek and Roman myths(thanks to Rick Riordan) I even disided to do my monthly book project on this!(7th grade) But I need to kniw. In this book is the Illiad or the Odessy first? Any way five stars and recomended to all Greek and Roman myth-lovers!( WARNING! Some names in this book are mixed with greek and roman names( and others). For example, Hera is Juno and Zeus is Jove(<-IDK) but the first book is writen in the greek point of view.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    TO HOMER IS EPIC

    WHAT DID LEONIDAS SAY WHEN XERES ASKED THE SPARTANS TO SURRENDER THEIR WEAPONS?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Gg

    Hello

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Hey

    Hey

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Homer is the best!

    I love the Iliad and had to write as a school project The Odyssey is great too I actually read the Odyssey first, but Oddysseus has always been my favorite

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    HOMER IS EPIC!!!!!!!!

    He's roman right? And if he is roman, HE IS THE BEST!!!!! In class, my teacher crammed my brain with roman and greece knowledge. Ask me any question about those two and yull get the right answer

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    All time classic.

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    Posted August 25, 2011

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    Posted December 7, 2011

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    Posted January 1, 2012

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