Read The Iliad of Homer by Homer Free Online
Book Title: The Iliad of Homer|
The author of the book: Homer
ISBN: No data
ISBN 13: No data
Format files: PDF
Loaded: 1349 times
Reader ratings: 6.2
The size of the: 7.57 MB
City - Country: No data
Edition: The Easton Press
Date of issue: 1979
Read full description of the books:
The Iliad is one of the two classical Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is one of the most ancient and well-known works of literature, and is followed by Homer's The Odyssey.
The Iliad recounts the last days of the ten-year Trojan War, during which the Mycenean king Agamemnon and other Greek allies, notably the warrior Achilles, laid siege to the city of Troy (Ilium).
Download The Iliad of Homer ERUB
Download The Iliad of Homer DOC
Download The Iliad of Homer TXT
Read information about the authorIn the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.
The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.
Reviews of the The Iliad of Homer
Add a comment
Download EBOOK The Iliad of Homer by Homer Online free