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Book Title: Reading The Iliad in 2 Weeks (Dolphin English Reading Series)|
The author of the book: Homer
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Edition: ePub International
Date of issue: September 19th 2011
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About This Book
This is an adapted version of The Iliad by Homer. This version is specially adapted and edited for ESL learners and young readers around world.
The original version of The Iliad is an epic poem about the Trojan War. It mainly tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the famous hero, Achilles. Along with The Odyssey also by Homer, The Iliad is one of the oldest works of Western literature. And it is one of the most essential literary works to understand the Western history and culture.
The author, Homer, is regarded as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. Yet, when he lived is controversial. Some sources claim that he lived around 12th century BC, around the Trojan War. Other sources place him at about 850 BC. Some scholars even claim that Homer is not the name of a historical poet, but a fictitious or constructed name. Yet regardless of these disputes, he will be remained as one of the most important writers in the history of humankind.
◎ Reading Level: Middle and Advanced (From Grade 5 to Grade 12)
◎ Word Range: About 40,000 Words
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Read information about the authorIn the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BCE, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BCE. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BCE.
The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. 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.