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Details about  HOMER Trojan War ILIAD TROY Agamemnon HECTOR Achilles AJAX Hero GREEK GODS HB DJ

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Shaftesbury, Dorset, United Kingdom


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Item specifics

Format: Hardback w/Jacket Language: English
Subject: Military & War



This sale is for a vintage hardback edition entitled “The Iliad,” by Homer, translated into English by E. V. Rieu.


It was published by arrangement with Allen Lane, a division of Penguin Books Ltd., by Book Club Associates, of London, in 1973.


The Greeks considered The Iliad their greatest literary achievement, and no epic poem in any language has ever rivalled it.  Out of a single episode in the Tale of Troy, Achilles’ withdrawal from the fighting and his return to kill the Trojan hero Hector, Homer created a timeless dramatic tragedy.  His characters are heroic but their passions and problems are human and universal, and he presents them with compassion, understanding, and humour against the harsh background of war.


The contents include:


·        The Quarrel

·        The Forces are Displayed

·        A Truce and a Duel

·        Pandarus Breaks the Truce

·        Diomedes Fights the Gods

·        Hector and Andromache

·        Aias Fights Hector

·        The Trojans Reach the Wall

·        Overtures to Achilles

·        Night Interlude

·        Achilles Takes Notice

·        Hector Storms the Wall

·        The Battle at the Ships

·        Zeus Outmanoeuvred

·        The Achaeans at Bay

·        Patroclus Fights and Dies

·        The Struggle Over Patroclus

·        Armour for Achilles

·        The Feud is Ended

·        The Gods Go To War

·        Achilles Fights the River

·        The Death of Hector

·        The Funeral and the Games

·        Priam and Achilles

·        Note on the End of the Iliad

·        Glossary


The book measures 8 inches x 5.25 inches x 1.5 inches and has 469 pages.  


The book is in very good neat condition for its age, with wear and tears to the edge of the original dust-jacket. There are NO inscriptions/book-plates and NO other ink or pencil markings in the book.  The binding is very good with no loose or missing pages.


A wonderful vintage edition.


COMBINED POSTAGE - ALL BIDDERS: We offer 30% off the total postage & packing (‘shipping’) cost for 2 or more items


Please click on “View Sellers Other Items” towards the top right hand side of this page for other vintage editions. 


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For UK Postage: 2nd Class/Parcels = £2.95;

or 1st Class = £3.70


European Union Postage: = 5.95 GB Pounds


Rest of the World Postage: Air Mail (Anywhere in the World) = 6.95 GB Pounds


Surface Mail (Anywhere in the World) = 6.50 GB Pounds


Unwinsbooks always obtain a proof of postage receipt from the Royal Mail.


Goods will be WELL PACKAGED by Unwins Books and dispatched once payment has cleared.


PAYMENT FOR UK BIDDERS: By Paypal, UK cheque, or postal order. 


POSTAGE UK BIDDERS:  If you require registered post - "sign for" - then this will be an extra £1.00 per package (UK purchasers only).


PAYMENT FOR OVERSEAS BIDDERS: By Paypal Only.  Sorry, but overseas (non UK) personal checks and International Money Orders are NOT accepted due to huge bank charges.


POSTAGE OVERSEAS BIDDERS:  Please note that Surface Mail is very slow (6 to 12 weeks).

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