Iliad

Iliad

by Alessandro Baricco
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Overview

Iliad by Alessandro Baricco

A bold re-imagining of our civilization’s greatest tale of war, from the acclaimed and bestselling author of Silk.

In An Iliad, Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters, in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of Hector, we see through human eyes and feel with human hearts the unforgettable events first recounted almost three thousand years ago. Imbuing the stuff of legend with a startling new relevancy and humanity, Baricco gives us The Iliad as we have never known it. His transformative achievement is certain to delight and fascinate all readers of Homer’s indispensable classic.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307486189
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/10/2008
Series: Vintage International
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Alessandro Baricco was born in Turin in 1958 and still makes his home there. The author of four previous novels, he has won the Prix Médicis Étranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo al Bosco prizes in Italy.


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Iliad 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snow/Remus <br> &female / &male <br> 2 days / 20 years <p> Snow: Small white dragon her eyes ar icy blue her scales are light grey an white. Her wings are scally and bat like. Shes about 2 feet hight and 4 feet long wing spand 3 feet. Shes 50% Blizzard dragon and 25%Wind dragon and 25%Water Dragon. <p> Remus: Tall lanky thinnish. He has sandy blond hair with bright blue eyes.hes about 6'2 and 127 lbs 40% Greek 20% Irish and 40% British. <p> Draggonetts/ Children: She is one/ nope <br> Cruah: Maybe/Maybe <br> Mate/Gf: No!/Nope <p>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: i seriosly hate you if you dont know it Gender: male Age: whats it to ya ha nvm im 169 Speicies: western dragon (basicly a dragon that can become a human) Looks: dragon: black scales on his back and rest are a dark yellow human: blonde hair with red eyes (like a light red) he wears platemail with grey pants and a shirt Abilities:frost breath and can change to human form Weapons: golden steel sword
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Pierson Culler <p> Age:17 <p> looks: Brown hair and green eyes. <p> I'll finish the bio later!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name Daphne Chouryana <p>Age guess <p> Gender female <p> Personality Meet Me <p> Appearance She has caramel colored hair, Green eyes, pale skin, coppery colored dragon wings, and her ears ar slightly pointed <p> Name Wisteria <p> Age Imma dragonet <p> Personality Meet me!!! <p> Appearance Dragon: she has lightish purple scales. Her horns are black with the purple ((the same that are on her scales)) Dots going in a line up the front side stsrting largest at the base and growing smaller. Her wing membrames are black with purple kind of mixed and swirled in with black. On her forehead is a single black gem studded into her scales. Her claws are black with purple flecks. Her tail has many black spikes on it which can be launched out and is normally smoothed down. During any types of fight or battle her spikes oftenly spike out. Her eyes are indigo colored. <br> Elf: Her ears are obviously pointed, eyes are indigo colored, skin is olive colored, her hair is black and curly, <p> Name Cloudjumper <p> Age Imma dragonet <p> Gender Female <p> Personality Meet Me <p> Appearance Dragon: Her scales are a bright red. Her horns are gold with red dots on the front part that start largest at the bottom and grow smaller as they go up. Her wing membranes are gold with splashes of red king of blendedand swirled in. On her forehead is a single yellow-gold gem studded into her scales. Her claws are gold with red flecks. Her tail spikes are just like her sister Wisteria's but they are gold. <p> That's It!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Deadly Smooch. Jk, nah, Lethal Kiss here.<br> Species: Dragon, specifically Paint Dragon. <br> Age: Hatchling<br> Gender: Feeeeemaaale. <p> Description: Lethal is an extremely lithe, elegantly proportion dragon. Pitch black horns curl delicately from the crest of her narrow head. Her claws and spikes running down her back match, though they are markedly shorter. The pretty shape of Lethal's delicate-looking black scales do an excellent job of hiding their steady strength. A small, bright patch of swirling neon colors splashes her left flank. Intelligent, pale green eyes peer from her long and angled head. Her wings are oversized, webbed in the same black as her scales.<br> Size: Lethal will grow rapidly for about a year and a half, theb slow to a steady pace for as long as she lives. Right now (hatchling age) she is about the size of a house cat.<p> Persona: Wanna go meet her?<br> Friends/Enemies: Pshhhh, ah, no.<br> Likes/Dislikes: Please refer to "Persona"<br> Crush/ect.: *slaps chu* IS A HATCHLING. DUH.<p> This Bio is Done: Yes, yes it is.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name- Wanderer <p> Gender- Female <p> Dragon- she has no one. She lives by protecting the dragons and not tranjing them <p> Looks- Fiery red hair. Green eyes. Pretty. Looks young. Mature looking. 5'1. Small and lithe <p> Waers- Brown mottled jacket. Forest greenvshirt. Brown jeans. Green converses. She blends in very well <p> Crush- Johnson <p> Other- very naturistic. Vegitairan. She never talks. Unless she really really likes you. Like really x100
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello I am going to get you to joina gang at grinch res 1 it is awesome there. We need more active members. We will do stuff like try to stop the free ipad add and stop fake b and n people. We will do stuff like find stuff we hate and stop them. You can also be chosen to go on a quest to do a deed like stop an evil clan. The moregood things you do, the more you go up in rank.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stored at plato love. Extra records: can form an ice dragon around himself. He has two swords of ice called darkbreeze and lightshard. he is the keeper of the oldest and most powerfull scrolls and keeps balence between evil and good. He is storms rider. No relationships or family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&starf William Daniel Gerrot &starf <br> Age: 20 Years <br> Gender: &male <br> Species: 100% Human <br> Apearance: <br> - Hair - Shaggy brown, coming down to about his chin. It sticks out at awkward angles and he can never seem to mat it down. <br> - Eyes - His eyes are amber pools with deeper-set copper flecks. They shine with mischievous intelligence. <br> - Skin - His skin is semi-tanned. His scars include many jagged scrapes down his chest and teeth marks in his right arm. <br> - Build - He is only 5'3" but is quite lithe. He has a hunter's physique. <br> Weapon(s): He usually has a longbow with iron-tipped, goosefeather-fletched arrows, but he is pretty handy with his dagger. <br> Personality: ~ <br> Crush: Eh. . . <br> Dragon: None, but I have some ideas. <p> &starf Qu'ran Whitestar &starf <br> Age: Young Adult <br> Gender: &male <br> Species: Night Fury Dragon <br> Appearance: He is leusistic, which causes his scales to be pure white. It is similar to albinoism, but his eyes aren't red. He has a small patch of black scales on his forehead. His eyes are a striking golden color. He has a wingspan of 10' and is 7' tall. <br> Personality: Meeeeeeeeeeh. . . <br> Crush: . . . 0-0 <br> Rider: Nooooone. <br> Family: Esperenza {Adoptive Mother} <p> &starf Onyx &starf <br> Age: Adult <br> Gender: &female <br> Species: She is 50% Nightwing, 50% Nightmare <br> Appearance: She has black scales with glowing reddish-white skin visable beneath it, giving them a silver appearance. Her horns are curled slightly and jaggedly sharp, a dark midnight color. Her eyes are unbelievable deep, no pupil distinguishable. They are pure onyx color. Her wings are tipped with claws, webbed in a marbled pattern. She is 26' long and 11' tall. When she is feeling a strong emotion, heat will radiate from her scales. If she is angered or upset, she will be envelo<_>ped in flames. She can breath fire and fireballs. Her saliva is scorching and like acid. <br> Personality: Ugh. <br> Crush: Mhmhmhmhm. . . <br> Rider: None. . . <br> Family: Storm {Sister}
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name : Saphira ::: Gender : &female ::: Age : 199 years ::: Race : 50% Silver Dragon, 25% NightWing, 25% Shape-Shifter ::: Looks : In her dragon form, she has sapphire blue scales with dapples of lighter blue and aquamarine. Her eyes are blue with cat-like pupils. Her height is 37 feet and her length is 15 feet. She has a wingspan of 74 feet. Her wings are feathery like a birds' wings, and she has a feathery plume on the end of her tail. She has a line of ivory spikes running down her spine and she has two ivory horns on the back of her head. In her elf and human form, she has pure white hair, though she lookes young. Her eyes are like sapphires. She wears a tight fitting white jumpsuit and white ankle boots with a one inch heel. She stands at 5'3, and she is very slender and pretty. In her other forms, she will usually describe what they look like. ::: Crush : Daenyris ::: Mate : &#9825Daenyris&#9825 ::: Dragonets : Starling(black with scattered silver scales on the underside of her wings and violet eyes; &female), Cloudchaser(silvery blue scales with golden eyes; &female), and Sunny(golden scales with a pattern of silver that looks like flames. Large black celestial sun in the middle of her forehead and green eyes; &female) ::: Weapons : make her mad and find out ::: Abilities : find out yourself ::: Personality : meet me ::: Likes/Dislikes : see 'personality' ::: Siggy : S&alpha&rho<_>h&iota&pi&alpha ::: Theme Song : Centuries by Fall Out Boy ::: Other : ask!<p>Name : Eclipse ::: Gender : &female ::: Age : meh... she's 15-ish. Her real age is unknown, even to her ::: Race : 50% Night Fury, 50% Eastern Dragon ::: Looks : ln her dragon form, she looks like a normal Night Fury. She has one leather fin that fades to lavender, as well as her other tail fin. Her eyes are violet. Her wings fade to lavender. She stands at 6 feet and has a length of 10 feet. Her wingspan is 15 feet. In her human form, she has jet black hair with streaks of violet. Her hair reaches her waist and is usually braided. Her eyes are silvery-purple. She wears a tight fitting black leather jumpsuit and black high-top convers. She has an odd silvery swirl on her right palm. She stands at roughly 5'0, and she is very slender and pretty. ::: Crush : Trenton ::: Relationship : &#9825Trenton&#9825 ::: Mate/Husband : ... ::: Dragonets/Kids : ... ::: Weapons : fire, wings, tail, claws, teeth, head, magic, sword, dagger, hands, feet, bow and arrows ::: Abilities : turn into a dragon/human, use magic(though not very well) ::: Personality : meet me ::: Likes/Dislikes : fish, Trenton, friends, flying/Dragon-trappers, traitors, stolen fish, Fenelkins ::: Siggy : &starf&star&starf &xi<_>c|&iota&rho&sigmav&epsilon &starf&star&starf ::: Theme Song : Dark Horse by Katie Perry ::: Other : ask!<p>I also RP Storm and Starflight, but l have run out of room. I will post their bios somewhere else. Storm's bio will (eventually) be at 'bringer of storms' result one, and Starflight's bio will be at 'flight of stars' result one.<p>RPer~l don't know my account name, so call me(as a RPer) Legend of Zelda Queen or StormBringer99<p>&hearts Thanks for reading! &hearts<br>Now go away.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe...I also found a good one at the 'good camp' results. I got frustrated so I just typed that in...I didn't even say please! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dragged in ebony, and then bound her so she couldnt even wiggle.
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JasonNYC More than 1 year ago
This "modern" take on the illiad is inspired. Mr. Baricco was able to bring this classic epic to modern eyes and ears without abandoning homer's voice. It's amazing that he was able to shorten such an epic to a quick read so succesfully. Read this!