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The Iliad

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In Homer’s epic poem, The Iliad, amidst the final year of the siege of Troy, Chryses, desperate to ransom his daughter Chrysies from the Achaean leader Agamemnon, faces rejection. In response, Chryses seeks the aid of Apollo, who inflicts a devastating plague on the Achaeans. As the Myrmidons’ leader, Achilles, calls for a council to uncover the cause of the plague, Agamemnon is forced to release Chrysies. However, tensions rise as Agamemnon demands Achilles’ captive, Briseis, and in a fit of rage, Achilles refuses to fight in the war. With its thrilling narrative spanning twenty-four books that celebrate the glory and horrors of war, The Iliad is a timeless masterpiece, considered one of the most influential works in the Western Canon and among the oldest surviving works of Western literature.

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About the Author

Homer is known to have authored the first known literature of Europe. He is revered as one of the greatest of the ancient Greek epic poets in the Western classical tradition and is credited with the enduring epic tales of the Illiad and the Odyssey. Though when he lived is not known, it is estimated by Herodotus, a Greek historian, that Homer lived around 400 years before his own time. Through vividly portrayed characters and memorable descriptions of battles, Homer has glorified war in the Iliad. He also seems to hold up with the notion that the victory of military values overrides family life. Amidst everything else, Homer reminds the readers of the impermanence of mortals and their creations. The Iliad, written in dactylic or heroic hexameter, is among the oldest extant works of Western literature. Nearly all editions—ancient, modern and translations—are divided into twenty-four books. it continues to remain a rare classic with an extremely captivating lyrical beauty.

Book Specifications

Title: The Iliad
Author: Homer
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Weight: 259g
Published Year: 2016
Publisher: Fingerprint
ISBN: 9788175993440
Dimensions: 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
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