The Iliad and the Odyssey (Knickerbocker Classic)

Homer, introduction by Andrew Lynn
AUD $49.99
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The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, this stunning gift edition of The Illiad and the Oddyssey is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase.

The Iliad is the epic poem that tells the ten-year story of the siege of Troy by the Greeks. Its sequel, The Odyssey, describes the journey that the triumphant Greek leader, Odysseus, takes back to Greece following the fall of Troy. Together, they are among the oldest pieces of literature in the Western world and have given rise to many modern ideas.

For Homer fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a new introduction and the classic translation by Samuel Butler (1835-1902), this volume of The Iliad and the Odyssey is an indispensible classic for every home library.

Author bio:

Not much is known about Homer, who was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the greatest epic poet for his works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, two poems that have had a lasting influence on Western literature.Andrew Lynn teaches literature and writing at Barnard College. He is currently at work on a book about musical listening, silent reading, and the nineteenth-century novel.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781631062469
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Race Point Publishing
Series: Knickerbocker Classics
Pub Date: January 2017
Page Extent: 652
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction