The Iliad Of Homer (Complete): Translated By Alexander Pope, With Notes By The Rev. Theodore Alois Buckley
May 20, 2019
6.14 X 1.29 X 9.21 inches | 1.93 pounds
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About the Author
Homer is best known as the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Author of the first known literature of Europe, he is central to the Western canon. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds in Egypt. The Iliad is paired with something of a sequel, The Odyssey, also attributed to Homer. Both stories were intended to be sung by an epic poet. Along with The Odyssey, The Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, and its written version is usually dated to around the eighth century BC.
Theodore Alois William Buckley (1825-1856) was a translator of Homer's and other classical works. In 1852 Theodore published the book The great cities of the ancient world in their glory and their desolation this book depicts story's, descriptions and legends surrounding great cities. The book has had many revisions and new editions, two of which were in the first year of publishing, one of these which included illustrations. The third edition was published in 1855 and new editions followed in 1858, 1864, 1878 and 1896. In 1851 his literal prose translation of Homer's Odyssey, with explanatory notes, was published in Bohn's Classical Library series. In 1873 he published a literal prose translation of the complete text of The Iliad, in which he included explanatory notes.