Iliad Classic Deluxe Edition

Iliad Classic Deluxe Edition

# 036492

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Item #: 036492
ISBN: 9780140275360
Grades: 9-AD

Product Description:

This is the Robert Fagles translation of the complete epic story of Troy that was written by Homer. It's a great translation that shares all the adventure and poetry of the text in modern verse. This is a classic story that most people don't take the time to examine, but reading the complete account is very rewarding. Characters like Helen, Paris, Hector, Achilles, and Olympian gods come to life. This edition boasts many great features, including a 64-page introduction that analyzes the story and highlights the main points, a guide for pronouncing names, maps of regions involved in the story, and notes on the translation. Every tenth line of the book is numbered for easy reference or group reading and discussion. Though still not a light read, this edition of the amazing tale is the most readable and absorbing complete version that I have seen. 684 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

Category Description for Iliad - Ancient Greece:

When Helen of Sparta, the wife of Menelaus, is stolen away by Paris, the Prince of Troy, Menelaus and his brother Agamemnon declare war against Troy. A war that has continued for ten years, Homer's epic poem, the Iliad, opens with a disagreement between the Greek military commander Agamemnon and his greatest warrior Achilles. When Achilles withdraws from the army following the argument, the Greeks soon suffer great loses. Achilles' close friend Patroclus devises a plan to help his struggling comrades, and the Greeks are able to regain ground but at the high cost of Patroclus's life. Enraged by this, Achilles seeks to avenge his friend's death, and in turn takes the lives of hundreds of Trojan soldiers and that of Patroclus's killer, Hector, the son of the King of Troy. The poem ends with the Trojan king Priam begging Achilles for his son's body. pb. ~ Enh

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Trade Paper
Deluxe, Illustrated
Series Title
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Ser.
Young Adult
Robert Fagles (Translator) ; Bernard Knox (Introduction by) ; Bernard Knox (Notes by)
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Penguin Books
1.65 (lbs.)
8.5" x 6.0" x 2.0"
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required school text
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as requested for class
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recommended by my curriculum, History Odyssey
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required school text
Elizabeth W on Jul 28, 2019
recommended by my curriculum, History Odyssey
Becky P on Aug 6, 2019
Is this a copy with the text written as poetry with numbered lines?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the lines are numbered, and the numbering restarts at every book (chapter).
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