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The Iliad By Homer

The Iliad

Homer


Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook, or read online. This book has 952 pages in the PDF version. This translation by Alexander Pope was originally published 1715–1720. This edition with notes, 1899.

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This is Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's, The Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem 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. Along with the Odyssey, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the 8th century BC.

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