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Iliad (Pope Translation)

Homer (c. 8th cen - c. 8th cen)

1. Introduction
2. Pope's Preface
3. Book 1
4. Book 2 Part 1
5. Book 2 Part 2
6. Book 3
7. Book 4
8. Book 5
9. Book 6
10. Book 7
11. Book 8
12. Book 9
13. Book 10
14. Book 11
15. Book 12
16. Book 13
17. Book 14
18. Book 15
19. Book 16
20. Book 17
21. Book 18
22. Book 19
23. Book 20
24. Book 21
25. Book 22
26. Book 23
27. Book 24
28. End Note

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    Summary

    Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year of the Trojan War. Its translation into rhyming couplets by Alexander Pope is considered by some the greatest act of translation in English. Its power sweeps the reader along through an epic tale that begins with the wrath of Achilles and ends with the burial of Hector, breaker of horses. (Introduction by Steve Perkins)