The Iliad

The Iliad The Iliad
Homer           (circa 8th Century BC)
USA : Penguin Books, © 1990
Translated by  Robert Fagles (1933 – 2008)
Introduction by  Bernard Knox (1914 – 2010)
Book 683 pp ISBN 978-0-14-027536-0  ISBN 0-670-83510-2

Bronze lances hurtling side-to-side, Achaean bulwark giant Ajax. Is Helen a vixen, does she consider herself a whore? Nation states in battle, Homeric poetry. Will the gods and goddesses of Olympus favor Hector, Achilles, Patroclus, Agamemnon or Menelaus? Will the Nereids and Thetis prevail?

In quickest summary this is a translation of an epic Greek text, one must read it to understand the experience, brief words are insufficient to convey the ups and the downs, the triumphs and tragedies, emphatic heart breaking…


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