Collins Classics - Troy: The epic battle as told in Homer’s Iliad (Collins Classics)

By Homer, Translated by Samuel Butler

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When Paris falls in love with legendary beauty Helen of Troy, the devastating effects of their affair on their families and fellow citizens are unimaginable. Battle lines are drawn, alliances are forged, and as the Greeks and Trojans march into battle, the resilience and humanity of all will be tested.

In his epic story of divine ego, human frailty, and the ravages of war, Homer created an unforgettable cast of characters, whose moral dilemmas and heroic deeds will stay with readers long past the final pages of this book. Samuel Butler’s famous prose translation of Homer’s original brings the epic to an entirely new generation of readers.

Format: Paperback (A Format)
Release Date: 22 Mar 2018
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-829939-2
Homer’s exact lifetime is unknown, but it is estimated as around 700–800 BC. Homer wrote the epic poems of ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’ and has had an enormous influence on the history of literature. He is considered the greatest of the ancient Greek poets.