Homer The Iliad of Homer

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The Iliad of Homer

 
9781775423720: The Iliad of Homer
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The Iliad of Homer - An Ancient Tale Made Available to the Modern World

Richard Lattimore's famous translation of Homer's Iliad is among the greatest works depicting early Greek literature available today. This remarkable tale of adventure that has survived throughout the centuries can be considered one of the most powerful and impressive works of literary art ever made.

If you want to get as close to the original Greek version of Homer's Iliad, there is no substitute for the work of Lattimore and Richard Martin, the two experts having mixed their talents together to blend in Lattimore's majestic control of epithets and lines that faithfully capture both the essence and detail of the original verses, with Martin's ability to turn the entire story into something that you'd be more likely to find in books easily readable by anyone accustomed to 21st century English.

A comprehensive book in itself, Homer's Iliad takes the reader through the uncharted waters of Greek life, warfare and society, poetically depicting each story, event and character in a unique and extremely descriptive manner that is known to have been attributed to all of Homer's works.

However, aside from just telling the actual tales of Achilles, Hector and Ajax or Paris and Helen, the book also provides detailed explanations for anything from the most basic of lines, to descriptions of the major Greek gods mentioned throughout the writing, as well as a glossary and maps to help the reader get better acquainted with the places and the many potentially unfamiliar terms that one might encounter in this extensive read.

Anyone reading the Iliad will likely have a difficult time putting it down.

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