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The Iliad

By Heumann, Michael

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Book Id: WPLBN0100303607
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Reproduction Date: 6/1/2021

Title: The Iliad  
Author: Heumann, Michael
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Drama and Literature, Epic Poetry
Collections: Classical Antiquity, Authors Community
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Publisher: Michael Heumann
Member Page: Michael Heumann


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There is no greater introduction to world literature than Homer’s Iliad. The great epic poem tells the story of the Bronze Age war between the Achaeans (Greeks) and Trojans, the great warriors who did the fighting, the woman they were fighting for (and fighting over), and the gods who egged them on. This is a new, 21st century verse translation by Michael Heumann.  It seeks to retain the spirit and language of Homer’s original Greek while making it readable and enjoyable for a modern audience.

A new, 21st century verse translation of Homer's epic work about the Trojan War, translated by Michael Heumann.

Goddess, sing the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, which brought countless woes to the Achaeans and sent the souls of many brave heroes to Hades, their bodies made into a feast for dogs and crows all to carry out the unfathomable will of Zeus. Begin from the time when they first quarreled: the warrior king, son of Atreus, and godlike Achilles.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction Translator's Note Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8 Book 9 Book 10 Book 11 Book 12 Book 13 Book 14 Book 15 Book 16 Book 17 Book 18 Book 19 Book 20 Book 21 Book 22 Book 23 Book 24 Glossary of Names and Places Bibliography


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