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The Iliad
The Iliad

The Iliad

Homer, Caroline Alexander
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The Iliad

Homer, Caroline Alexander
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With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer' s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B. C., Homer' s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old— The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander' s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source— a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
Year
2015
ISBN
9780062046291
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Ancient Poetry

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