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Homer By Tracy Davis Gustilo, Lene Mahler Jaqua
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The Odyssey of Homer By Homer
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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western... More > canon, and is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.< Less
The Iliad and the Odyssey By Homer By Homer
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Gripping readers for more than 2,700 years, 'The Iliad' is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. If 'The Iliad' is the world's greatest war story, then 'The Odyssey' is literature's... More > greatest evocation of every man's journey through life.< Less
The love of a warrior in Homer's Iliad volume 1 By Homer
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Homer's great epic of the heroes at the ten year siege of roy - and amidst the carnage of the tender love of two men
The Iliad of Homer (the basis for Troy the movie) By Homer
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The rage of Achilles (played by Brad Pitt in the movie Troy) provides the basis for one of the most powerful war stories ever told. Anger. Jealousy. Betrayal. Revenge. The original is far more poetic... More > and complex than the new film version. This elegantly designed new edition is taken from the 1898 translation by Samuel Butler. The electronic text is available free through Project Gutenberg: www.promo.net/pg/< Less
The love of a warrior in Homer's Iliad Volume 2 By Homer
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The greatest epic of them all? The age-old tale of the siege of Troy, the heroism of defenders and attackers and, amidst this, the selfless and tender love of two men
The Odyssey By Homer
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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer.The poem mainly centers on the... More > Greek hero Odysseus and his long journey home following the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.< Less
The Iliad (Translated, Annotated, Illustrated, Quotes) By Homer
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Thus begins the stirring story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles that has gripped listeners and readers for 2,700 years. This timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of... More > men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to its wrenching, tragic conclusion. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls "an astonishing performance."< Less
The Iliad (Illustrated) By Homer
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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year... More > siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.< Less
The Iliad By Homer
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The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it... More > is the oldest existent work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, multiple authors. The poem concerns events during the tenth and final year in the siege of the city of Iliun, or Troy, by the Greeks.< Less