The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classics series, this stunning gift edition of the Iliad and the Odyssey is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. The Iliad is the epic poem which retells the story of the ten-year siege on Troy by the Greeks. Its sequel, the Odyssey, describes the journey that the triumphant Greek leader, Odysseus, takes back to Greece following the fall of Troy. Together, they are among the oldest pieces of literature in the Western world and have given rise to many modern ideas.
Created specially for fans of epic poetry and Homer alike, this exquisitely produced gift edition comes with a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. The Iliad and the Odyssey also now features a new introduction and the classic translation by Samuel Butler (1835-1902), truly making this edition of the classics an indispensable classic for every home library.
Homer is a classical writer little is known about. He was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the greatest epic poet for his works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, two poems that have had a lasting influence on Western literature.
Andrew Lynn teaches literature and writing at Barnard College. He is currently at work on a book about musical listening, silent reading, and the nineteenth-century novel.