The Iliad & The Odyssey

The Iliad & The Odyssey

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While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.

This publication features the Samuel Butler translation,… (more)

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Lothair
Lothair
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 07:29:25 +0100

The only two remaining of what was once a large saga the Iliad and The Odyssey are not to be missed.As I must be brief I will merely say this as an attempt to convince my reader. Alexander the great said he took the Iliad with him on all of his voyages. The fantastic epic of the Odyssey can be thought of as a 2,811 year old version of Star Wars.



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Language: English

Published in: -800

Translator: Samuel Butler

Word count: 269,183 words (≈ about 18 hours)

Source: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/h/homer/

License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)


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