The Iliad

Homer (Author) Martin Hammond (Translator)
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'The best modern prose translation of The Iliad ' Robin Lane Fox, The Times

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

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
27 August 1987
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780140444445

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