The Iliad - Homer

The Iliad

By Homer

  • Release Date: 1938-01-01
  • Genre: Poetry
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 207 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • The Illiad

    5
    By otter+60
    My memory of the first translation is a little dim from many years back so I didn't expect to enjoy this version quite as much as I have. It ranks as one of my favorites due to the classic narrative of what must be a master of tale telling. I can only imagine what it must have been like to sit for the epic, magnificent oral readings that this originated from.
  • Roman mythology?

    1
    By Gregvaw
    Why are the Roman and Greeks gods both used in this book?
  • The iliad

    5
    By Tyler Blakley
    Legendary classic that's been around longer than the bible and still has a more enticing storyline.