Iliad, Volume 1

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Harvard University Press, 1999 - Achilles (Greek mythology) - 656 pages
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The product of more than a decade's continuous work (1598-1611), Chapman's translation of Homer's great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of The Iliad. In muscular, onward-rolling verse Chapman retells the story of Achilles, the great warrior, and his terrible wrath before the walls of besieged Troy, and the destruction it wreaks on both Greeks and Trojans.

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Review: Homer: Iliad II, Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library, #171)

User Review  - James F - Goodreads

Finally finished re-reading the Iliad. I can't really add much to my review of the first half; although the later books have somewhat less stereotyped fighting and more of the pathos of Patrocles and ... Read full review

Review: Homer: Iliad I, Books 1-12 (Loeb Classical Library, #170)

User Review  - James F - Goodreads

I've read the Iliad three or four times; this is my second reading in the original Greek, and it's not going quickly -- my first book of the month on the 17th. Long considered the beginning of Western ... Read full review



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