Item description for The Iliad of Homer (Large Print) by Samuel Butler...
A true masterpiece, the Iliad tells how Achilles's wrath brought about the fall of Troy. It conveys the essence of ancient Greece - implacable, metaphysical, heroic, and tragic. The grandeur and tragedy of the human condition resonate in this great epic, which can once again be enjoyed in its original oral form.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.54" Weight: 2.39 lbs.
Release Date Jul 19, 2007
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8189952765 ISBN13 9788189952761
Availability 0 units.
More About Samuel Butler
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was the son of a clergyman. He was educated at Shrewsbury and St John's College Cambridge and, after a disagreement with his father about his choice of career, left England to become a sheep farmer in New Zealand, where he stayed until 1864. On his return to England, he took up residence in Clifford's Inn where he stayed until his death. He began to study painting and worked at it for ten years, exhibiting occasionally at the Royal Academy. In 1872 he anonymously published Erewhon which was based on the letters he wrote to his father from New Zealand. This was followed by The Fair Haven, an attack on the Resurrection, making clear the religious skepticism which had turned Butler against a career in the church.
In the years that followed, Butler wrote several works attacking contemporary scientific ideas, in particular Darwin's theory of natural selection. In 1881 he began to write books on art and travel, the first of these being Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino. Around this time, he was also experimenting with musical composition and collaborated with Festing Jones on the oratorio entitled Narcissus. An interest in Homer led him to write lively translations of The Iliad and The Odyssey and he formed the theory that these two works were written by a woman. Butler's partly autobiographical work The Way of All Flesh was the result of many years' labor and appeared posthumously in 1903.
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The Iliad is a great book! Jul 23, 2001
This book is exceptionally good. The translation is clear, and easy to understand. I recommend this book to anyone who likes fiction and are interested in these gods and goddesses. This book keeps you entertained and you don't want to put this book down once you start reading until your finished reading it. It keeps your attention and it doesn't leave you with any questions unanswered. I recommend this book to anyone interested.