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Iliad, the (c.-800) [Novel]
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One of the greatest stories ever told, The Iliad has survived for thousands of years because of its insightful portrayal of man and its epic story of war, duty, honor, and revenge.

While The Iliad recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans, it also is the tragic story of the fiery-tempered Achilles. Insulted by his king, the proud Achilles decides to stand by as his comrades are annihilated, but circumstances finally spur the warrior to wreak savage retribution upon Troy.

The battle between the Trojans and Achaeans stirs ancient passions and vendettas among the gods of Olympus. While the two armies of mortals confront each other, the gods fly to earth to aid their allies and confound their enemies. Soon, they too enter the fray alongside the men, which leads to an attempt to betray Zeus himself, the supreme king of Olympus.

Woven among the battle scenes are the stories of the men and women caught in the war: the Trojan prince Hector, who is torn between duty and love for his wife and young son; Helen, who is the most beautiful woman in the world, but who comes to regret being born; and Priam, the king of Troy, who is too old to battle, but has the strength for one final act of courage.

Original title: η Ιλιας
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: MythologyOriginal Creations
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

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      Author: Christopher Logue

Edition #1: The Iliad

The Iliad (2011)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Mitchell’s Iliad is the first translation based on the work of the preeminent Homeric scholar Martin L. West, whose edition of the original Greek identifies many passages that were added after the Iliad was first written down, to the detriment of the music and the story. Omitting these hundreds of interpolated lines restores a dramatically sharper, leaner text. In addition, Mitchell’s illuminating introduction opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation.

Language: English

Translated by: Stephen Mitchell
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The Iliad (October 11, 2011)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN: 9781439163375
Pages: 544

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Edition #2: The Iliad

The Iliad (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Rodney Merrill
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The Iliad (December 18, 2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Ann Arbor
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472116177
Dimensions: 6.3 x 9.2 x 1.7 in
Pages: 472

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Edition #3: The Iliad

The Iliad (2003)
Edition Details:

Originally translated by E.V. Rieu ; revised and updated by Peter Jones with D.C.H. Rieu ; edited with an introduction and notes by Peter Jones

Language: English

Edition: Rieu translation (revised)
Translated by: E.V. Rieu Peter V. Jones D. C. H. Rieu
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The Iliad (April 29, 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140447946
Dimensions: 5.3 x 7.6 x 1.2 in
Pages: 576

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Edition #4: The Iliad

The Iliad (1997)
Edition Details:

Includes an introduction by Sheila Murnaghan

Language: English

Translated by: Stanley Lombardo
Introduction by: Sheila Murnaghan
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The Iliad (1997)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Indianapolis
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 0872203522
Pages: 574

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Edition #5: The Iliad

The Iliad (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Reck
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The Iliad (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Icon Editions
ISBN: 0064303985
Pages: 470

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Edition #6: The Iliad

The Iliad (1990)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrase.


Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb Introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it co-exists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

Language: English

Translated by: Robert Fagles
Introduction by: Bernard Knox
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The Iliad (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140275363
Pages: 704

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The Iliad (1991)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140445927
Pages: 683

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Edition #7: The Iliad

The Iliad (1987)
Edition Details:

prose translation

Language: English

Translated by: Martin Hammond
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The Iliad (1988)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140444440
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 1.1 in
Pages: 528

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Edition #8: Homer's Iliad

Homer's Iliad (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Denison Bingham Hull
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Homer's Iliad (1982)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Athens, OH
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821407090
Pages: 361

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Edition #9: The Iliad

The Iliad (1974)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Robert Fitzgerald
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The Iliad (1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0385059418
Pages: 592

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Edition #10: The Iliad of Homer

The Iliad of Homer (1963)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ennis Rees
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The Iliad of Homer (1991)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195068262
Pages: 529

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Edition #11: The Iliad

The Iliad (1954)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: W. H. D. Rouse
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The Iliad (2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451530691
Pages: 400

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The Iliad (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451527372
Pages: 309

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Edition #12: The Iliad

The Iliad (1951)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Richmond Lattimore
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The Iliad (1961)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226469409
Pages: 527

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Edition #13: The Iliad

The Iliad (1950)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: E.V. Rieu
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Edition #14: The Iliad

The Iliad (1898)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Samuel Butler
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The Iliad (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486408833
Pages: 303

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Edition #15: The Iliad

The Iliad (1878)
Edition Details:

English blank verse

Language: English

Translated by: William Cullen Bryant
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Edition #16: The Iliad

The Iliad (1791)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: William Cowper
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Edition #17: The Iliad

The Iliad (1715)
Edition Details:

Published in 6 volumes between 1715-1720

Language: English

Translated by: Alexander Pope
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The Iliad (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wildside Press
ISBN: 159224467X
Pages: 576

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Edition #18: The Iliad

The Iliad (1611)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

George Chapman's translations of Homer are the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer."

Language: English

Translated by: George Chapman
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Chapman's Homer: The Iliad (1998)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691002363
Pages: 741

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