The Iliad: The Story of Troy - Rendered Into English Prose (by Samuel Butler) for the Use of Those Who Cannot Read the Original

The Iliad: The Story of Troy - Rendered Into English Prose (by Samuel Butler) for the Use of Those Who Cannot Read the Original

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105996047
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,089,175
File size:
774 KB

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The ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, the epic tales detail the fabled Trojan War and the adventures of Odysseus as he struggles to return home. Homer’s epics have inspired countless books and works of art throughout their long history.

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