The Iliad has had a far-reaching impact on Western literature and culture,inspiring writersartists and classical composers across the ages. Part of the Macmillan CollectorΓÇÖs Library; a series of stunningclothboundpocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. The edition is translated into prose by Andrew LangWalter Leaf and Ernest Myersand features an introduction by author and classicist Natalie Haynes. Parisa Trojan princehaving won Helen as his prize for judging a beauty contest between the goddesses HeraAthena and Aphroditeabducted her from Greek husband Menelaus and transported her to Troy. The Greeksenraged by this audacity and devastated by the loss of the most beautiful woman in the worldset sail to Troy and began the long siege of the city. The Iliad narrates the events ten years into the wardescribing the anger of Achilles which results in the death of Patroclus and AchillesΓÇÖ mourning of him and avenging of his murder. Even though it was written more than 2700 years agoThe Iliad remains both powerful and enthralling.
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