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The Iliad and The Odyssey [Hardcover]

By Homer
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The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to Avenge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The recent major motion picture Helen of Troy staring Brad Pitt proves that this epic is as relevant today as it was twenty five hundred years ago when it was first written. So journey back to the Trojan War with Homer and relive the grandest adventure of all times. The Odyssey: Journey with Ulysses as he battles to bring his victorious, but decimated, troops home from the Trojan War, dogged by the wrath of the god Poseidon at every turn. Having been away for twenty years, little does he know what awaits him when he finally makes his way home. These two books are some of the most import books in the literary cannon, having influenced virtually every adventure tale ever told. And yet they are still accessible and immediate and now you can have both in one binding.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   468
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.19"
Weight:   1.88 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 23, 2007
Publisher   Wilder Publications
ISBN  1934451460  
ISBN13  9781934451465  

Availability  85 units.
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More About Homer

Homer In the Western classical tradition, Homer is 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 BC, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC.

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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Nice Book  Apr 6, 2008
It's great having both of these books in one cover. Not sure about the other review. No typos here.
history not like I remembered it.........................  Feb 9, 2008
A fairly good read, but I am still Jonesing for the Penguin Classics edition of my youth. Or even the Classic Comic Book of my youth...:(

And a couple of typos on the cover; what's up with that?????

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