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HOMER | The Iliad (Penguin Classics)

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‘Look at me. I am the son of a great on
A goddess was my mother. Yet death and inexorable
destiny are waiting for me.’

One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer’s iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to light after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge although knowing this will ensure his own early death Interwoven with this tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving description of the ebb and flow of bile of the domestic world inside Troy’s besieged city of lliam and of the conflicts between the gods on Olympus they argue over the fate of materials

E.V. Rieu’s acclaimed translation of The god was one of the first FIFTIES published in Penguin Classics, and now has classic status hell. For this edition Reset has been revised and a new introduction and notes by Peter Jones complement the original introduction

Originally translated by. V. RIEU Revised and updated by PETER JONES with D.C.H.RIEU
Edited with introduction and notes by PETER JONES

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