The Iliad & The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

The Iliad & The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

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Overview

Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad & The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. The Iliad, which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks, is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field of battle. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and the many marvels and challenges he encounters during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of both texts. The Iliad & The Odyssey is one of Barnes & Noble's Collectible Editions classics. Each volume features authoritative texts by the world's greatest authors in exquisitely designed bonded-leather bindings, with distinctive gilt edging and a ribbon bookmark. Decorative, durable, and collectible, these books offer hours of pleasure to readers young and old and are an indispensable cornerstone for any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435167940
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/20/2018
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Revised, Bonded Leather
Pages: 752
Sales rank: 9,402
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

The poet we know as Homer may have been merely the vague personification of a school of epic poets. If an actual person, he probably lived during the first half of the eighth century B.C. He may have dictated his poems to a literature associate or written them down himself.

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