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The main characters of The Iliad of Homer novel are Ajax (Greek hero), Odysseus. The book has been awarded with Booker Prize, Edgar Awards and many others.
One of the Best Works of Homer. published in multiple languages including English, consists of 608 pages and is available in Hardcover format for offline reading.
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|Original Title:||The Iliad of Homer|
|Number Of Pages:||608 pages|
|First Published in:||-800|
|Latest Edition:||November 15th 2011|
|Generes:||Classics, Poetry, Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology, Literature, Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Academic, School, War, Epic,|
|Main Characters:||Ajax (Greek hero), Odysseus, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Paris|
|Formats:||audible mp3, ePUB(Android), kindle, and audiobook.|
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Introduction to Richmond Lattimore’s Iliad
RICHARD P. MARTIN
The literature that has come to be called “Western” begins with a long poem about the siege of a great city on the coast of what is now Turkey by heroic warriors from Greece. Yet, in the early twelfth century BC—the time period in which this story is set—there were no identifiable concepts of “Western” and “Eastern” cultures (much less “Greece” or “Turkey” as nation-states). Even when the Iliad was composed, somewhere in the “archaic” period of Greek history between 750 and 550 BC, there seems to have been little concern among cultures bordering the Mediterranean to differentiate East from West: from Sicily to Sardis and beyond, trade goods, musical modes, stories, artistic styles, and people circulated and interacted in creative profusion.
It was early in the fifth century BC that attitudes changed. In 490 and again 480–79 BC, invasions by the massive forces of the expanding Persian empire (centered in modern-day Iran) were turned back by a ragtag coalition of Greek city-states, on Greek soil. This spectacular, unexpected victory was celebrated by Greeks of the ensuing “Classical” age through temple sculpture, murals, vase painting, oratory, and dramatic literature that proudly made verbal and visual analogies between the Persian wars of recent times and the heroic successes of the Trojan War. The Greek historian Herodotus, writing in the middle of the fifth century, attributes to Persian intellectuals (logioi: Histories 1.1) the view that the ancient expedition to bring home Helen of Sparta was the beginning of antagonism between Asia and Europe. But it is clear that Greeks of the historian’s own time were thinking the same way.
The singular beauty and importance of our Iliad stand out starkly in contrast to such later, politicized interpretations of the story of Troy and to an insidious Orientalism that has its roots in Greek antiquity. It is not about a clash of civilizations, much less so a contest between evil and good. Unlike many a later epic (including Virgil’s Aeneid), this poem does not deal with ethnic, national, religious, or ideological conflicts and aspirations. In fact, it