The Works of Homer, Volume III: The Iliad, Books VIII-XVIII

The Works of Homer is a hardcover mini-book. Condition: Good. A 1794 edition of Volume III: The Iliad, Books VIII-XVIII. Good condition considering its age. Slight split to the front of the spine, though the cover is still firmly connected. Slight wear to the base of the spine and the corners. Inscription from 1829 on the first page. Please get in touch if you’d like to see more images.




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The Works of Homer, Volume III: The Iliad, Books VIII-XVIII Synopsis

The Iliad is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is one of the oldest extant works of literature still widely read by modern audiences. Set towards the end of the Trojan War, a ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek states, the poem depicts significant events in the siege’s final weeks. In particular, it depicts a fierce quarrel between King Agamemnon and a celebrated warrior, Achilles. It is a central part of the Epic Cycle. The Iliad is often regarded as the first substantial piece of European literature.

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About Homer

Homer is the legendary author to whom the authorship of the Iliad and the Odyssey (the two epic poems that are the foundational works of ancient Greek literature) is attributed. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time.

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