This edition of Homer’s epic, Iliad, is from the Alexander Pope Translation, tells the story of the final year of the Trojan War. First written in the 8th century BC, after centuries of being passed on orally, the story follows the magnificent Greek warrior Achilles, as well as his rage and the destruction it causes.
When Agamemnon refuses to return Chryseis to her father, angering the gods. He is forced to release her, So he takes Briseis instead, angering Achilles and leading him to refuse to fight. Parallel to this, the story also follows the Trojan warrior Hector and his efforts to fight to protect his family and his people.
Homer’s legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature.
Chiltern Publishing Classics series offer wonderfully detailed covers, sparkling guilt edges, creamy pages and stitched binding, making them some of the most beautiful classics ever published.