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The Iliad
By Homer and Martin Hammond (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date February 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140444445
ISBN-10 0140444440
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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Contains a prose translation of the Homeric epic recounting the triumphs and defeats of the Greek and Trojan heroes
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The  greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization—an epic poem without rival in world literature and a cornerstone of Western culture

The story of the Iliad centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to Achilles's killing of Hektor and determine the fate of Troy. But Homer's theme is not simply war or heroism. With compassion and humanity, he presents a universal and tragic view of the world, of human life lived under the shadow of suffering and death, set against a vast and largely unpitying divine background. The Iliad is the first of the great tragedies. This prose translation features an excellent introduction and textual commentary by the translator, Martin Hammond. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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