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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 Fall of Troy By Quintus Smyrnaeus
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Homer’s "Iliad," which details a brief episode in the sprawling ten-year Trojan War, is the inspiration for this 4th-century Roman epic which seeks to continue the story of the war... More > and its heroes from the point where Homer leaves off—the funeral of Hector. The action here begins with the death of Penthesileia, Queen of the Amazons and concludes with the fiery sack of Troy and the gods’ vengeance upon the Greek conquerors as they begin their dispirate journeys home.< Less
The Fall of Troy By Quintus Smyrnaeus
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Homer’s "Iliad," which details a brief episode in the sprawling ten-year Trojan War, is the inspiration for this 4th-century Roman epic which seeks to continue the story of the war... More > and its heroes from the point where Homer leaves off—the funeral of Hector. The action here begins with the death of Penthesileia, Queen of the Amazons and concludes with the fiery sack of Troy and the gods’ vengeance upon the Greek conquerors as they begin their dispirate journeys home.< Less
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 of Homer By Alexander Pope
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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the... More > 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 similar, tending to appear near the beginning, and the events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly approaching the end of the poem, making the poem tell a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.< Less
The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy By The Clover
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The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of... More > Homer.< Less
The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy By The Clover
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The Iliad and The Odyssey are retold in a glorious saga of courage and magical adventure. Written in a manner that will delight both young and old, this is a great way to learn the immortal epics of... More > Homer.< Less
The Odyssey (Illustrated) By Homer
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This is a classical Greek epic poem, written in the 8th century BC by Homer. The poem tells about a Greek hero, Odyssey, and his adventures on the way home after the fall of Troy. This is an... More > illustrated version of the book.< Less
Iliad: The Battle for Troy By Richard Ingham
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A terrific presentation of the timelessly fascinating story of the battle for Troy as depicted in Homer's Iliad. This is a show that engages all ages, young and old, and keeps the interest up... More > through a lively pace, absorbing action and a touch of sardonic humour. The show is in two acts lasting approximately 45 minutes each. The setting is the most basic, avoiding the expense of elaborate sets or equipment. It was first performed by the author at the Edinburgh Festival.< Less
Iliad: The Battle for Troy By Richard Ingham
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A terrific presentation of the timelessly fascinating story of the battle for Troy as depicted in Homer's Iliad. This is a show that engages all ages, young and old, and keeps the interest up... More > through a lively pace, absorbing action and a touch of sardonic humour. The show is in two acts lasting approximately 45 minutes each. The setting is the most basic, avoiding the expense of elaborate sets or equipment. It was first performed by the author at the Edinburgh Festival.< Less