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Excerpt from The Iliad of Homer, Rendered Into English Blank Verse, Vol. 1 of 2 I have adopted, not without hesitation, the Latin, rather than the Greek, nomenclature for the Heathen Deities. I have been induced to do so from the mani fest incongruity of confounding the two; and from the fact that though English readers may be familiar with the names of Zeus, or Aphrodite, Excerpt from The Iliad of Homer, Rendered Into English Blank Verse, Vol. 1 of 2 I have adopted, not without hesitation, the Latin, rather than the Greek, nomenclature for the Heathen Deities. I have been induced to do so from the mani fest incongruity of confounding the two; and from the fact that though English readers may be familiar with the names of Zeus, or Aphrodite, or even Poseidon, those of Hera, or Ares, or Hephaestus or Leto, would hardly convey to them a definite signification. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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Excerpt from The Iliad of Homer, Rendered Into English Blank Verse, Vol. 1 of 2 I have adopted, not without hesitation, the Latin, rather than the Greek, nomenclature for the Heathen Deities. I have been induced to do so from the mani fest incongruity of confounding the two; and from the fact that though English readers may be familiar with the names of Zeus, or Aphrodite, Excerpt from The Iliad of Homer, Rendered Into English Blank Verse, Vol. 1 of 2 I have adopted, not without hesitation, the Latin, rather than the Greek, nomenclature for the Heathen Deities. I have been induced to do so from the mani fest incongruity of confounding the two; and from the fact that though English readers may be familiar with the names of Zeus, or Aphrodite, or even Poseidon, those of Hera, or Ares, or Hephaestus or Leto, would hardly convey to them a definite signification. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

3 review for The Iliad of Homer, Rendered Into English Blank Verse, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint)

  1. 4 out of 5

    David Pyle

    Honestly, this book was abandoned at 39% read. A further attempt will be made when next taking a course requiring its reading. A classic in Western literature, the poetic form of this epic would likely be better enjoyed read aloud.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mark Modena

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