The Iliad Homer

The Iliad

Author: Homer
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Book Title
The Iliad
Author
Homer
ISBN
9780141394657
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The Iliad is the first and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization--the cornerstone of Western culture and an epic poem without rival in world literature. The story centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus's killing of Hektor and the fall of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world: human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.This edition presents Penguin Classics founder E. V. Rieu's lively translation of Homer's great epic.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: HomerPublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 11/24/2015ISBN: 9780141394657Pages: 560Weight: 1.50lbsSize: 7.70h x 4.90w x 1.40dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 12787 / IliadReading Level: 11.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 25
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

The Iliad is the first and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization--the cornerstone of Western culture and an epic poem without rival in world literature. The story centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus's killing of Hektor and the fall of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world: human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.


This edition presents Penguin Classics founder E. V. Rieu's lively translation of Homer's great epic.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 11/24/2015
ISBN: 9780141394657
Pages: 560
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 7.70h x 4.90w x 1.40d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 12787 / Iliad
Reading Level: 11.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 25
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardcover Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

The Iliad is the first and the greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization--the cornerstone of Western culture and an epic poem without rival in world literature. The story centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilleus's killing of Hektor and the fall of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world: human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background.


This edition presents Penguin Classics founder E. V. Rieu's lively translation of Homer's great epic.



Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 11/24/2015
ISBN: 9780141394657
Pages: 560
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 7.70h x 4.90w x 1.40d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 12787 / Iliad
Reading Level: 11.3 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 25