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The Iliad

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  • Seller:nearfine-us
  • Sales Rank:3,532,873
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Pages:362
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.4
  • Dimensions (in):8.4 x 5.6 x 1.3
  • Publication Date:1975
  • ISBN:0850670748
  • EAN:9780850670745
  • ASIN:0850670748
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 E.V. Rieu’s beloved translation of the great war epic of Western literature, revised and updated by D. C. H. Rieu

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon. Interwoven in the tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, the besieged city of Ilium, the feud between the gods, and the fate of mortals.

For this Penguin Classics edition, classicist D. C. H. Rieu has revised the work of his father, E. V. Rieu, celebrated translator and founding editor of the Penguin Classics imprint. The book also includes an introduction and notes by Peter V. Jones.



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