PC Iliad (Trans Hammond)

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One of the great epics of western literature, ‘The Iliad’ recounts the story of the Trojan wars. This timeless poem vivdly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods battling amidst devastation and destruction.

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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

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Weight 0.362 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

459

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

883.01 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K