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Homers Ilias, Volume 1

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
Paperback, 540 pages
Published April 4th 2010 by Nabu Press (first published September 28th 2006)
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Feb 01, 2010 max rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This a handy little book. Iliad Book I is a stand alone dramatic masterpiece, and all students wishing to appreciate Homer must read it very early on -- all 611 lines. It has an excellent summary of Homeric grammar, a complete vocabulary, and helpful notes. Unlike Draper's Iliad, Book 1, this book leaves the student on his own to do the work of actually translating. Unfortunately, in its reprinted form today the font quality is rather poor and even difficult to read in places -- a drawback.
I dare not and need not comment on the great beauty of this classic. I can only say that this student edition provides a good introductory text with pertinent commentary that aids the sense of the Greek. There is a front-facing literal English translation that can be helpful if the student becomes hopelessly stuck, but hurtful if the student is hopelessly undisciplined. I did find that the binding does not take much abuse (and frequently translation requires long periods with the book open to a ...more
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In 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,
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