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The Iliad

Author: Homer; Andrew Lang; Walter Leaf; Ernest Myers; Natalie Haynes
Publisher: London : Macmillan Collector's Library, 2020.
Series: Macmillan collector's library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Complete & unabridgedView all editions and formats
Paris, a Trojan prince, wins Helen as his prize for judging a beauty contest between three goddesses, and abducts her from her Greek husband Menelaos. The Greeks, enraged by his audacity, sail to Troy and begin a long siege of the city. The Iliad is set in the tenth year of the war. Achilles -- the greatest Greek warrior -- is angry with his commander, Agamemnon, for failing to show him respect. He refuses to fight  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations into English
Named Person: Achilles, (Mythological character); Achilles, (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Andrew Lang; Walter Leaf; Ernest Myers; Natalie Haynes
ISBN: 9781529015003 1529015006
OCLC Number: 1156967093
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: This edition first published 2003 by Collector's Library.
Description: xii, 529 pages ; 16 cm.
Series Title: Macmillan collector's library.
Other Titles: Iliad.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Andrew Lang, Walter Leaf and Ernest Myers ; with an introduction by Natalie Haynes.


A gorgeous pocket-sized edition of Homer's epic poem, The Iliad, introduced by author and classicist Natalie Haynes.  Read more...


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The final book of The Iliad has to be regarded, for my money, as the first great work in Western literature -- Ranjit Bolt * Guardian * The granddaddy of all classics -- Luke Slattery * Sydney Read more...

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