The Iliads of Homer

eBook: The Iliads of Homer

Sprache - Englisch

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The Illiad is an archaic Greek poem written by Homer. During the Trojan War, a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles results in a struggle of epic proportions.

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Homer, the revered ancient Greek poet, is credited with creating two of western literature's greatest epics: 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey'. While there is considerable debate over Homer's historical existence and the dating of his works, traditionally the 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' are ascribed to him. The 'Iliad' recounts the siege of Troy and is renowned for its exploration of heroism, honor, and the wrath of Achilles. Homer's poetic style is distinguished by its use of dactylic hexameter, a form of rhythmic structure that became a standard for Greek and later Latin epic poetry. His work has been both venerated and studied for its complex narrative techniques, rich character development, and themes that provide insight into the experiences and values of ancient Greek culture. The depth of his characters, particularly in the portrayal of human emotions, has left an enduring influence on the Western canon. Although much about his life remains a mystery, including the exact time and place of his birth, Homer's legacy endures through the immense impact his epics have had on literature, art, and storytelling throughout the centuries.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 428 Seiten

Größe: 843,6 KB

ISBN: 8596547021575