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The Iliad

Author: Homer; Caroline Alexander
Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry, Greek
Epic poetry
Poetry
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Caroline Alexander
ISBN: 9780062046277 0062046276
OCLC Number: 930276029
Language Note: English translation based on the Greek text edited by Martin L. West (see page 557).
Description: xli, 558 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; a new translation by Caroline Alexander.
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"Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source--a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power." --

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