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The Iliad of Homer

By Lang, Andrew, M. A.

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Title: The Iliad of Homer  
Author: Lang, Andrew, M. A.
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: BOOK I. How Agamemnon and Achilles fell out at the siege of Troy; and Achilles withdrew himself from battle, and won from Zeus a pledge that his wrong should be avenged on Agamemnon and the Achaians. Sing, goddess, the wrath of Achilles Peleus? son, the ruinous wrath that brought on the Achaians woes innumerable, and hurled down into Hades many strong souls of heroes, and gave their bodies to be a prey to dogs and all winged fowls; and so the counsel of Zeus wrought out its accomplishment from the day when first strife parted Atreides king of men and noble Achilles.

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Table of Contents: The Iliad of Homer (Prose), 1 -- Rendered by Andrew Lang, M.A, Walter Leaf, Litt.D, And Ernest Myers, M.A, 1 -- PREFATORY NOTE, 2 -- BOOK I. How Agamemnon and Achilles fell out at the siege of Troy; and Achilles withdrew -- himself from battle, and won from Zeus a pledge that his wrong should be avenged on -- Agamemnon and the Achaians, 3 -- BOOK II. How Zeus beguiled Agamemnon by a dream; and of the assembly of the Achaians -- and their marching forth to battle. And of the names and numbers of the hosts of the Achaians -- and the Trojans, 11 -- BOOK III. How Menelaos and Paris fought in single combat; and Aphrodite rescued Paris. And -- how Helen and Priam beheld the Achaian host from the walls of Troy, 22 -- BOOK IV. How Pandaros wounded Menelaos by treachery; and Agamemnon exhorted his -- chief captains to battle, 28 -- BOOK V How Diomedes by his great valour made havoc of the Trojans, and wounded even -- Aphrodite and Ares by the help of Athene, 35 -- BOOK VI How Diomedes and Glaukos, being about to fight, were known to each other, and -- parted in friendliness. And how Hector returning to the city bade farewell to Andromache his -- wife, 43 -- BOOK VII Of the single combat between Alas and hector, and of the burying of the dead, and -- the building of a wall about the Achaian ships, 47 -- BOOK VIII How Zeus bethought him of his promise to avenge Achilles' wrong on -- Agamemnon; and therefore bade the gods refrain from war, and gave victory to the Trojans, 52 -- BOOK IX How Agamemnon sent an embassage to Achilles, beseeching him to be appeased; -- and how Achilles denied him, 57 -- BOOK X How Diomedes and Odysseus slew Dolon, a spy of the Trojans, and themselves spied -- on the Trojan camp, and took the horses of Rhesos, the Thracian king, 63 -- BOOK XI Despite the glorious deeds of Agamemnon, the Trojans press hard on the Achaians, -- and the beginning of evil comes on Patroklos, 71 -- BOOK XII How the Trojans and allies broke within the wall of the Achaians, 78 -- BOOK XIII Poseidon stirreth up the Achaians to defend the ships. The valour of Idomeneus, 83 -- BOOK XIV How Sleep and Hera beguiled Zeus to slumber on the heights of Ida, and Poseidon -- spurred on the Achaians to resist Hector, and how Hector was wounded, 94 -- BOOK XV Zeus awakening, biddeth Apollo revive Hector, and restore the fortunes of the -- Trojans. Fire is thrown on the ship of Protesilaos, 99 -- BOOK XVI How Patroklos fought in the armour of Achilles, and drove the Trojans from the -- ships, but was slain at last by Hector, 103 -- BOOK XVII Of the battle around the body of Patroklos, 111 -- BOOK XVIII How Achilles grieved for Patroklos, and how Thetis asked for him new armour -- of Hephaistos; and of the making of the armour, 116 -- BOOK XIX How Achilles and Agamemnon were reconciled before the assembly of the -- Achaians, and Achilles went forth with them to battle, 123 -- BOOK XX How Achilles made havoc among the men of Troy, 128 -- BOOK XXI. How Achilles fought with the River, and chased the men of Troy within their -- gates, 134 -- BOOK XXII How Achilles fought with Hector, and slew him, and brought his body to the -- ships, 141 -- BOOK XXIII Of the funeral of Patroklos, and the funeral games, 147 -- BOOK XXIV. How the body of Hector was ransomed, and of his funeral, 157


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