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The Iliad

A New Translation by Peter Green


One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.Featurin...
Publish Date
May 14
First Published in 750
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I was thinking of The Iliad when Harry saved Cedric’s body.      source
Sep 12, 2017
@michael_nielsen The Iliad is up there.      source
@GabrielRossman And Hector is the only real (tragic) hero (and a real man) in the Illiad, a book I read once every other year, for solace and wisdom. 2/      source
Aug 06, 2020
Good book to read this summer. The #Iliad by #Homer. Aside from the Old Testament Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the oldest written masterpieces of Western Civilization. Exciting stories about life and death, gods and heroes and war.      source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization      source