The Iliad - Collins Classics (Paperback)Homer (author)
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'Clanless, lawless, homeless is he who is in love with civil war, that brutal ferocious thing.'
The epic poem The Iliad begins nine years after the beginning of the Trojan War and describes the great warrior Achilles and the battles and events that take place as he quarrels with the King Agamemnon. Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is still revered today as the oldest and finest example of Western Literature.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 45 mm
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