The Iliad

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Richer Resources Publications, 2007 - Poetry - 563 pages
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Translated by a noted Canadian scholar, this translation of the Iliad was created to provide an accurate text of the Iliad in a modern English poetic form. It was designed first and foremost for people who are reading Homer's Iliad for the first time. The book is accompanied by a complete glossary, maps and other study aids intended to ensure that one's initial venture into the world of the Iliad is a fruitful one. It is no accident that this tranlation has formed the basis for dramatic presentations of the Iliad in Philadelphia and Oxford and was chosen by Naxos Audiobooks for its full-length recording of the poem (available in August 2006).

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So far the prose is fantastic. - Goodreads
The classic, but it can be boring and hard to read. - Goodreads
Liked everything but the battle scenes. - Goodreads
Introduction is awfully important. - Goodreads
Thomas is a warm, graceful writer. - Goodreads
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Review: The Iliad (Biblioteca pentru Toti #1062)

User Review  - Michael Lieberman - Goodreads

Bottom Line: A Useful Book if you want to write & can't get started Enjoyed this book, wasn't overwhelmed, but liked it. Thomas is a warm, graceful writer. She will engage you especially if you need a little shove to get started. Read full review

Review: The Iliad (Biblioteca pentru Toti #1062)

User Review  - Paige Mefferd - Goodreads

Hated it. Ugh. Like a Greek phone book. Also VERY graphic. Read full review

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Homer is celebrated as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.

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