The Iliad of Homer (1867)


The Iliad of Homer (1867)


Title: The Iliad of Homer (2 vols, complete)

Author: Homer, Edward Earl of Derby (trans)

Publisher: John Murray, 1867

Condition: Full leather, raised bands on spine. Very good. Rubbing to spine hinges and corners of covers. Gilt to spine and cover. Marbled edges and endpapers. Inscription to ffep. Binding tight, text very clean. 2 vols, complete. App 6.5″ by 4.5″.

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About the book:

The Iliad is an epic poem, traditionally attributed to Homer.

Set in the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege. Along with the Odyssey, also attributed to Homer, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC.

(from wikipedia)