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The Iliad

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“Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter.”In the final year of the siege of Troy, Chryses tries to ransom his daughter, Chrysies, who is held a captive by the Achaean leader, Agamemnon. as Agamemnon refuses to release her, Chryses beseeches Apollo, who inflicts plague on the Achaeans. When Achille, the Myrmidons leader, calls upon a council to discover the cause of the plague, Agamemnon is compelled to send her back. What happens as Agamemnon demands for Briseis, Achille’s captive; and enraged, Achilles refuses to the fight the war?With twenty-four thrilling books which celebrate and glorify war, Homer’s the Iliad is an exquisite composition. Considered to be one of the most influential works of the Western Canon, it is among the oldest extant works of Western literature.

About the Author

Homer is known to have authored the first known literature of Europe. He is revered as one of the greatest of the ancient Greek epic poets in the Western classical tradition and is credited with the enduring epic tales of the Illiad and the Odyssey. Though when he lived is not known, it is estimated by Herodotus, a Greek historian, that Homer lived around 400 years before his own time. Through vividly portrayed characters and memorable descriptions of battles, Homer has glorified war in the Iliad. He also seems to hold up with the notion that the victory of military values overrides family life. Amidst everything else, Homer reminds the readers of the impermanence of mortals and their creations. The Iliad, written in dactylic or heroic hexameter, is among the oldest extant works of Western literature. Nearly all editions—ancient, modern and translations—are divided into twenty-four books. it continues to remain a rare classic with an extremely captivating lyrical beauty.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fingerprint! Publishing; Latest Edition
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9788175993440
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8175993440
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 450 g


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