The Iliad

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SKU: 9780062046284 Category: Tag: Product ID: 69269

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With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War

Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war.

Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old–The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages.

Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source–a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

–M.L. West, Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford

ISBN: 9780062046284
Publisher: Ecco Press
Pub Date: 09/2016
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.25lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.10w x 1.40d

Additional information

Weight 1.25 lbs
Dimensions 9.20 × 6.10 × 1.40 in