The Iliad by Homer, Classics, Literary Criticism, Ancient and Classical, Poetry, Ancient, Classical & Medieval available in Hardcover
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- Alan Rodgers Books
Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. The English version of The Iliad is Alexander Pope's. As Dr. Johnson said of Pope's rendition of the Odessey, it is, "certainly the noblest version of poetry which the world has ever seen."
|Publisher:||Alan Rodgers Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)|
About the Author
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare.
Theodore Alois William Buckley (1825-1856) was a translator of Homer's and other classical works. In 1852 Theodore published the book "The great cities of the ancient world in their glory and their desolation" this book depicts story's, descriptions and legends surrounding great cities. The book has had many revisions and new editions, two of which were in the first year of publishing, one of these which included illustrations. The third edition was published in 1855 and new editions followed in 1858, 1864, 1878 and 1896. In 1851 his literal prose translation of Homer's Odyssey, with explanatory notes, was published in Bohn's Classical Library series. In 1873 he published a literal prose translation of the complete text of The Iliad, in which he included explanatory notes.