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By Richard S. Hartmetz (Editor), Alexander Pope (Translator), Homer
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Join us for one of the foremost achievements of Western Literature; an epic poem that tellsthe tale of the darkest episode of the Trojan War. Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks, is in conflict with Achilles, his greatest warrior, and the feud between the gods may decide the fate of mortals. Written almost 2,800 years ago, this classic work is considered one of the "must-read" stories.

About the Author

Homer was a Greek poet, responsible for writing the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey." The exact dates of his birth and death are unknown as records do not date back that far. Educated guesses place his time at around 850 B. C. According to legend, his original name was Tigranes and he was from Babylonia. When he was taken hostage by the Greeks, he took the name Homer, which means hostage, or blind. It is uncertain whether or not he was truly blind, but he is often characterized that way. Other sources portray him as a wandering minstrel. Whatever he was like in real-life, his work survived for nearly 3,000 years and are considered epics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781494380670
ISBN-10: 1494380676
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: December 4th, 2013
Pages: 550
Language: English