The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer

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The Iliad of Homer by Homer

One of the greatest stories ever told, Iliad has survived for thousands of years because of its insightful portrayal of man and its epic story of war, duty, honor, and revenge.

While Iliad recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans, it also is the tragic story of the fiery-tempered Achilles. Insulted by his king, the proud Achilles decides to stand by as his comrades are annihilated, but circumstances finally spur the warrior to wreak savage retribution upon Troy.

The battle between the Trojans and Achaeans stirs ancient passions and vendettas among the gods of Olympus. While the two armies of mortals confront each other, the gods fly to earth to aid their allies and confound their enemies. Soon, they too enter the fray alongside the men, which leads to an attempt to betray Zeus himself, the supreme king of Olympus.

Woven among the battle scenes are the stories of the men and women caught in the war: the Trojan prince Hector, who is torn between duty and love for his wife and young son; Helen, who is the most beautiful woman in the world, but who comes to regret being born; and Priam, the king of Troy, who is too old to battle, but has the strength for one final act of courage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442935082
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Publication date: 07/16/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College. Richard Martin is the Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics at Stanford University.

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The Iliad of Homer 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Edward Wayland More than 1 year ago
It's the Alexander Pope translation. Don't understand why they can't get the description right.
Cecie Stoltz More than 1 year ago
I needed this particular translation of the Iliad for my school, but it took me forever to find this stashed away among all the other translaters. If the price for the first copy you find is $0.99, keep looking- there's quite a few free ones floating around towards page 12-ish. I hope you end up liking this mythological war-tale as much as I do!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book must of been scaned wrong. The real book is great .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not readable skip.
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All the text was simply mispelled in many computer functions. You do not want to buy this copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has awsome battle scenes.the are descriped in great detail.
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