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The Iliad

Written by Homer

Part of the Collins Classics Series

The Iliad Synopsis

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Clanless, lawless, homeless is he who is in love with civil war, that brutal ferocious thing.' The epic poem The Iliad begins nine years after the beginning of the Trojan War and describes the great warrior Achilles and the battles and events that take place as he quarrels with the King Agamemnon. Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is still revered today as the oldest and finest example of Western Literature.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007902149
Publication date: 1st October 2011
Author: Homer
Publisher: William Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 720 pages

About Homer

Homer's exact lifetime is unknown, but it is estimated as around 700-800 BC. Homer wrote the epic poems of 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' and has had an enormous influence on the history of literature. He is considered the greatest of the ancient Greek poets.

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