Download and Read books The Iliad online PDF, TXT, ePub, PDB, RTF, FB2 & Audio Books files for your device. So, you can read the books in any times.

[1.86 MiB] The Iliad books by Homer

The Iliad
Title:The Iliad
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
Date release:
Size:1.86 MiB
Category:Classics, Books, Fiction & Literature
The Iliad is one of the oldest works of Western literature, dating back to classical antiquity. Homer’s epic poem belongs in a collection called the Epic Cycle, which includes the Odyssey. It was originally written in ancient Greek and utilized a dactylic hexameter rhyme scheme. Although this rhyme scheme sounds beautiful in its native language, in modern English it can sound awkward and, as Eric McMillan humorously describes it, resembles “pumpkins rolling on a barn floor.” William Cullen Bryant avoided this problem by converting his translation into blank verse.

This epic poem begins with the Achaean army sacking the city of Chryse and capturing two maidens as prizes of war. One of the maidens, Chryseis, is given to Agamemnon, the leader of the Achaeans, and the other maiden, Briseis, was given to the army’s best warrior, Achilles. Chryseis’ father, the city’s priest, prays to the god Apollo and asks for a plague on the Achaean army. To stop this plague, Agamemnon returns Chryseis to her father, but then orders Achilles to give him Briseis as compensation. Achilles refuses.
  • The Lock - 1. I guardiani del fiume
  • Coccole di papà
  • Arex e Vastatore, dinosauri detective. Terrore nella foresta dei Grandi Sauri
  • Zazì, i maschi si vestono di rosa? (Ed. Alta Leggibilità)
  • Minecraft Guide to Ocean Survival
  • Arex e Vastatore, dinosauri detective. Un'epidemia misteriosa
  • Minecraft Guide to Exploration