The Iliad by Homer

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Published May 17, 2012 539 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, War, Education & Reference, History. Fiction

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She re-translates the Greek accounts of the deaths of these men, though she says that her little “biographies” (death stories would be more accurate than life stories, though) of the men are “paraphrases of the Greek.” The first to die was PROTESILAUS A focused man who hurried to darkness With f...

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And anyone laid up with the Beijing flu could do a lot worse than listen to the exploits of the swift runner Achilles, chasing bold Hector three times round the ramparts of Troy: And Achilles went for him, fast, sure of his speed / as the wild mountain hawk, the quickest thing on wings, / launc...

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(© Richard Termine) With its opening words -- "Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage" -- Homer's epic poem The Iliad sets the stage for one of literature's most harrowing depictions of why we go to war.

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The boldness of his approach is announced in the opening line of the poem, which begins with a key word: ”Rage.” Both of Homer’s classic English translators, George Chapman and Alexander Pope, rendered that first word, menin, as “wrath.” Lattimore toned this down to “anger,” but Fagles raises the...

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