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Penguin Classics Homer The Iliad

Free download Penguin Classics Homer The Iliad 107 Hplace of Homer c th th century BC the poet to whom the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey are attributed The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Western literature but the identity or even the existence of Homer himself is a complete mystery with no reliable biographical information having survivedIf you enjoyed the Iliad you might like Homer s Odyssey also available in Penguin Classics Martin Hammond s modern prose version is the best and most accurate there has ever been Peter Levi Independent A fine Iliad for our times Philip Howard The Time.

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Free download Penguin Classics Homer The Iliad 107 An ancient Greek epic which underpins the whole of western literature Homer s The Iliad is a timeless evocation of the struggle to retain a sense of honour and virtue amidst the horrors of war This Penguin Classics edition is translated with an introduction by Martin Hammond The Iliad is the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization The story centres on the critical events in four days of the tenth and final year of the war between the Greeks and the Trojans It describes how the uarrel of Agamemnon and Achilleus sets in motion a tragic seu.

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Free download Penguin Classics Homer The Iliad 107 Ence of events which leads to Achilleus killing of Hektor and determines the ultimate fate of Troy But Homer s theme is not simply war or heroism With compassion and humanity he presents a universal and tragic view of the world of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background The Iliad is the first of the world s great tragediesMartin Hammond s acclaimed translation is accompanied by a full introduction and a comprehensive indexSeven Greek cities claim the honour of being the birt.

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