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Homer / Rieu, The Iliad.

Homer / Rieu, E.V. The Iliad. Translated by E.V. Rieu. London, Methuen & Co., 1953. 14 x 22cm. (25), 466 pages. Original green clothbound hardcover with gilt lettering and original dustjacket. Tape residue and paper loss to dustjacket edges, 4cm tear to dustjacket spine, foxing to endpapers, otherwise very good condition. Ex-libris bookplate and previous owner's name on front free endpaper.

Homer's Iliad is the greatest and most influential epic poem ever written, telling of the tragic and bloody climax to the ten-year siege of Troy. One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - even though he knows this will ensure his own untimely death. Interwoven with this tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, of the domestic world inside Troy's besieged city of Ilium, and of the conflicts between the Gods on Olympus as they argue over the fate of mortals. E.V. Rieu's acclaimed translation of The Iliad was one of the first titles published in Penguin Classics, and now has classic status itself. [Penguin]

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Homer / Rieu, The Iliad.

Homer / Rieu, The Iliad.

Homer / Rieu, The Iliad.
Homer / Rieu, The Iliad.

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