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The Iliad: The Story of Troy - Rendered Into English Prose (by Samuel Butler) for the Use of Those Who Cannot Read the Original

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The Iliad: The Story of Troy - Rendered Into English Prose (by Samuel Butler) for the Use of Those Who Cannot Read the Original by Homer

Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.

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Size: 729 KB
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781105996047 (DRM-EPUB)

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