The Iliad-9780140444445

The Iliad

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Author(s): Homer,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 27/08/1987,
Pagination: 528 pages, index,
Series: 20th Century Architects,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Classic poetry, Fiction in translation
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9780140444445

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The first of the world's great tragedies, The Iliad centres on the pivotal four days towards the end of the ten-year war between the Greeks and the Trojans.

In a series of dramatic set pieces, it follows the story of the humiliation of Achilleus at the hands of Agamemnon and his slaying of Hektor: a barbarous act with repercussions that ultimately determine the fate of Troy.

The Iliad not only paints an intimate picture of individual experience, but also offers a universal perspective in which human loss and suffering are set against a vast and unpitying divine background where fickle, quarrelsome gods decide the fate of men.

Translated with an Introduction by Martin Hammond