The Anger of Achilles

The Anger of Achilles

  • By:Homer
  • ISBN:9780140455601
  • Publication Type: Penguin Classics
  • Category: Classics
  • Condition:Very Good
  • No Of Pages:383
  • Specification:Pb
  • Release Date:1st Jan 2009
  • Price:Rs 350.00
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'You are the one whom I most detest - you, with your endless pursuit of quarrels, wars, battles!'War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans, and Achilles, the great champion of the Greek army, is angrily sulking in his tent and refusing to fight after a furious rove with his commander, Agamemnon. But when the Trojan prince Hector kills Achilles' beloved friend, Achilles plunges back into the battle to seek his bloody revenge - even though he knows it will bring about his own doom. Robert Graves's gripping retelling of The Iliaduses dark, satirical humour to take a revered epic back yo its roots as popular entertainment, portraying a world of quarrelling kings and tarnished heroes, who leave suffering women behind them and are watched over by cunning gods and goddesses. Interspersing clear, vigorous prose with lyrics, this brilliantly readable translation is accompanied by an introduction discussing The Iliadas part of the bardic tradition and shedding light on Homer's cynical view of power. This edition also contains a map of the Ancient Mediterranean world.

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