The Iliad § Homer (Samuel Butler Translation) [NOOK Book]

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The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it one of the first works of ancient Greek literature. The existence of a single ...
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The Iliad § Homer (Samuel Butler Translation)

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Overview

Rendered into English Prose for the use of those who can't read the original.

The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it one of the first works of ancient Greek literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, possible multiple authors.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012979377
  • Publisher: FLT
  • Publication date: 11/21/2014
  • Series: Homer: FLT Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 200,341
  • File size: 911 KB

Meet the Author

Some estimate that Homer lived 400 years before Herodotus' own time, which would place him at around 850 BC; but other ancient sources gave dates much closer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, perhaps from 1194 to 1184 BC.

We know very little about the author of The Odyssey and its companion tale, The Iliad. Most scholars agree that Homer was Greek; those who try to identify his origin on the basis of dialect forms in the poems tend to choose as his homeland either Smyrna, now the Turkish city known as Izmir, or Chios, an island in the eastern Aegean Sea.

According to legend, Homer was blind, though scholarly evidence can neither confirm nor contradict the point.
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    I join the ranks in giving this 5 stars. By far a wonderful, ti

    I join the ranks in giving this 5 stars. By far a wonderful, timeless classic with everything one needs in a story. The language is beautiful. This is a very good translation.

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