The Iliad of Homer – Alexander Pope | Easton Press 1979


  • Author: Homer; Alexander Pope translator
  • Publisher: Easton Press, 1979
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 4to
  • Attributes: Illustrated, Fine Binding

Easton Press, 1979. Bound in full leather, gilt decorations. All edges gilt. Illustrated by John Flaxman. A beautiful copy in Mint condition, LIKE NEW.

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A collector’s edition of the timeless classic tale of Achilles’ wrath and the Fall of Troy, Homer’s The Iliad. This edition is based on the classic verse translation by Alexander Pope (1688-1744).

An ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter that is traditionally attributed to Homer, The Iliad is usually dated to the 8th century BC and is considered to be among the oldest extant works of Western literature. Set during the Trojan War — the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Mycenaean Greek states — The Iliad tells of the battles and events that occur during a few weeks near the war’s end, when a a quarrel between the leader of the Greeks, King Agamemnon, and the Greek’s greatest warrior, Achilles, reaches a climax.

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