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Iliad, Vol. 2. Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library)

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Parallel Greek/English text edition.
Hardcover, 652 pages
Published December 12th 1925 by Harvard University Press
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I have read Homer before but reread it recently to rediscover the wonder of the Greeks and Trojans, Achilles, Agamemnon and Hector. It is a delight to wonder at the Gods and mortals and the role of fate in their enterprise. This mythic epic still speaks to us more than twenty-five hundred years after it first began to be recited by the poet Homer. After withstanding the rage of Achilles, the Greeks go up against the Trojans led by Achilles friend Patroclus. But, fate has decreed and with Apollo' ...more
A little drier than the Odyssey in my opinion, but still decent reading material for a lazy week.

This is not quite the version I read.
James Violand
Jun 30, 2014 James Violand rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone.
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Greatest epic ever written. A guy's book. Terrific on all levels. A must read by anyone who claims to be educated.
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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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