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The author of the book: Homer
Date of issue: August 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780146001963
Format files: PDF
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Through the genius of Homer's Iliad, the Trojan war and the rage of Achilles have fired imaginations and informed myth for nearly three thousand years. This timeless, powerful pwem conveys the horror and the heroism of men and gods, wrestling with towering emotions amidst devastation and destruction, as they march toward an inexorable fate. The Rage of Achilles is taken from Robert Fagles's translation of the Iliad, which is available in Penguin Classics with an introduction by Bernard Knox.
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Read information about the authorIn 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, which would place him at around 850 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.
The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.
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