The Unmissable Epic Poem by Homer
The Iliad by Ancient Greek author Homer is an epic poem thought to have been written circa the 8th century. This edition features the English translation by Alexander Pope, first published between 1715-20.
A magnificent literary classic, filled with thrilling historic adventure.
‘He spoke, and round him breathed heroic fires;
Minerva seconds what the sage inspires.
The mist of darkness Jove around them threw
She clear’d, restoring all the war to view;
A sudden ray shot beaming o’er the plain,
And show’d the shores, the navy, and the main:
Hector they saw, and all who fly, or fight,
The scene wide-opening to the blaze of light,
First of the field great Ajax strikes their eyes,
His port majestic, and his ample size:
A ponderous mace with studs of iron crown’d,
Full twenty cubits long, he swings around;
Nor fights, like others, fix’d to certain stands
But looks a moving tower above the bands;
High on the decks with vast gigantic stride,
The godlike hero stalks from side to side.’
Usually considered to have been written down circa the 8th century BC, the story centres on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, leading to Achilles killing Hector and the fall of Troy.
◆ Original 1715-20 translation
◆ Epic poetry
◆ 6 x 9 in
◆ Matte Cover
◆ White Paper