The Iliad, Volume 24

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A. Kincaid and, 1773
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No review I write will summarize The Iliad effectively; however, here are my thoughts: It's beautifully written with elegant prose. The plot is heart-wrenching, as you know from the gods, their ... Read full review

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Most difficult and one of the very interesting books I have read. Tough initial 100 pages but when you enter that world, it is amazing. Scared to read the next part of the story "Oddessey" in next 5 years. A MUST experience to have for literature lovers. Read full review

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I
vii
II
35
III
59
IV
93
V
113
VI
149
VII
171
VIII
203

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Page 20 - Who yields ignobly, or who bravely dies. Of all my dangers, all my glorious pains, A life of labours, lo! what fruit remains? As the bold bird her helpless young attends. From danger guards them, and from want defends; In search of prey she wings the spacious air, And with the...
Page 107 - Whom those that envy, dare not imitate; Could all our care elude the gloomy grave, Which claims no...
Page 140 - If from thy hand the fates of mortals flow, From whence this favour to an impious foe? A godless crew, abandon'd and unjust, Still breathing rapine, violence, and lust?
Page 116 - This having reach'd, his brass-hoof'd steeds he reins, Fleet as the winds, and deck'd with golden manes. Refulgent arms his mighty limbs infold, Immortal arms of adamant and gold. He mounts the car, the golden scourge applies, He sits superior, and the chariot flies : His whirling wheels the glassy surface sweep ; The...
Page 167 - The driving javelin through his shoulder thrust, He sinks to earth, and grasps the bloody dust. " Lo thus (the victor cries) we rule the field, And thus their arms the race of Panthus wield...
Page 59 - Machaon, in the other wing of the army, is pierced with an arrow by Paris, and carried from the fight in Nestor's chariot. Achilles (who overlooked the action from his ship) sends Patroclus to inquire which of the Greeks was wounded in that manner?
Page 227 - Now sent to Troy, Achilles' arms to aid, He pays due vengeance to his kinsman's shade. Soon as his luckless hand had touch'd the dead, A rock's large fragment thunder'd on his head; Hurl'd by...
Page 133 - Beneath his Cares thy early Youth was train'd, One Table fed you, and one Roof contain'd. This Deed to fierce Idomeneus we owe; Haste, and revenge it on th
Page 197 - Some lordly bull (the rest dispersed and fled) He singles out; arrests, and lays him dead: Thus from the rage of Jove-like Hector flew All Greece in heaps; but one he...
Page 143 - Join'd to one yoke, the stubborn earth they tear, And trace large furrows with the shining share ; O'er their huge limbs the foam descends in snow, And streams of sweat down their sour foreheads flow.

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