Newly updated by D. C. H. Rieu, son of E. V. Rieu One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon.... show more
Newly updated by D. C. H. Rieu, son of E. V. Rieu One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his conflict with his leader Agamemnon. Interwoven in the tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, the besieged city of Ilium, the feud between the gods, and the fate of mortals. @RageAgainstTheAchaean Pissed. I am so, so very pissed. First I have to go to this beach. Then I have to kill all these dudes. And NOW – now! This prick stole my biscuit. Who does that? Am I right? Can’t resolve this problem on my own – calling Mom! From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: July 1st 1991
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 704
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
What can I possibly say about The Iliad that hasn´t been said by a whole bunch of other people before? It´s one of the great classics, an epic story about war, love, loyalties and heroics. All the emotions a human being can encounter in life are present in this work. And it´s so dramatic, the heroes...
The cover of this book looks like Jewels: A Secret History if you're not paying attention. Which I often wasn't, so I kept grabbing this book when I wanted that one. I spent way too long deciding which translation I would read of The Iliad. Basically just decide if you want prose or poetry and the...
Sorprendente, épico... una gran obra clásica. Lo recomiendo, pero si no están familiarizados con el tema lean un poco de Mitología Griega. Sin duda uno de mis favoritos.
Read this for school years ago.
Zuerst sieht Jamal nur den roten Schal. Doch dann auch die verzweifelte junge Frau, die am Rande der Klippen steht. Er wirft ihr den Schal zu, will sie retten. Aber sie springt. Doch niemand glaubt seine Geschichte, denn vor einigen Jahren sind bereits zwei andere Frauen nach exakt dem gleichen Must...