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The Iliad by Homer
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3+ out of 5 stars to The Iliad, a Greek lyrical work written around 800 BC by Homer. Ah The Trojan War. We all know of the horse, but how did it come together? Who was at war? And why? You'll need to read The Iliad & The Odyssey to figure all that out... of the two, I preferred the Odyssey. I still found the story fascinating and enjoyed the read. But it's a lot to digest. It's amazing when you realize these works are almost 3000 years old. Such beauty in his words. And to think about everything we've learned over the years... about war... and the Trojan horse... both the virus and the trickery. There are some valuable lessons in this work. If only more would give it a chance!

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Started Reading
December 17, 1994 – Finished Reading
June 16, 2017 – Shelved
June 16, 2017 – Shelved as: 1-fiction
June 16, 2017 – Shelved as: 4-written-pre-20th-century

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James Very true. Thank you for the feedback.


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