The Iliad

The Iliad

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The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, He...

Title:The Iliad
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0140275363
Format Type:
Number of Pages:683 pages

    The Iliad Reviews

  • Grace Tjan

    What I learned from this book (in no particular order):1. Victory or defeat in ancient Greek wars is primarily the result of marital spats and/or petty sibling rivalry in Zeus and Hera?s dysfunction...

  • Ana

    I have conquered The Iliad. I can truly call myself a Greek Mythology lover now.Angst, love, honor, angst, family, drama, death, angst. Did I mention angst? No, I'm not talking about Beverly Hills, 90...

  • J.G. Keely

    Pablo Picasso spent his entire life trying desperately to do something new, something unique. He moved from style to style, mastering and then abandoning both modern and classical methods, even trying...

  • Sparrow

    At my college graduation, the speaker was a gruff professor. He was one of those older men whom people somewhat patronizingly describe as a teddy bear to convey the idea that while he looks like Santa...

  • Alison

    I?m often kept up at night brooding on my troubles, wishing I could find some solace that would help me sleep. But now I know that the best way to keep insomnia at bay is to get out of bed, hitch up...

  • Riku Sayuj

    TROY VI: THE INVENTION OF ACHILLES ?The Classics, it is the Classics!? William Blake is said to have exclaimed, with pointed reference to Homer, ?that Desolate Europe with Wars!?Blake's excla...

  • Araz Goran

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  • Scott

    After reading The Illiad I faced a quandary- how do you review one of the most important and enduring works of creativity in human history? What can you say that hundreds of thousands of others haven'...

  • James

    Book Review 3+ out of 5 stars to The Iliad, a Greek lyrical work written around 800 BC by Homer. Ah The Trojan War. We all know of the horse, but how did it come together? Who was at war? And why? ...

  • Michael Finocchiaro

    The story of the siege of Troy is one of heroism and tragedy. There are so many unforgettable characters here - both gods and heroes - that it is like watching an old black and white movie with those ...