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Ιλιάδα   By: (750? BC - 650? BC)

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"Iliad" is a truly epic tale that transports readers back in time to the Trojan War. The vivid descriptions of the battles, the heroes, and the gods themselves make this ancient Greek poem a captivating read. The author's mastery of language is evident in every line, drawing the reader into a world of honor, glory, and tragedy. The character development is exceptional, with each hero displaying their own strengths and weaknesses. The themes of fate, honor, and the power of the gods are intricately woven throughout the story, adding depth and complexity to the narrative. Overall, "Iliad" is a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers of all ages.

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Note:The text has hardly any accents, therefore I have accented it myself. If you think that the rythm in the text is wrong, please accent the words differently. Line numbers are not always in the proper arithmetic order, e.g. 409, 618 and sometimes there are two line numbers in the same line e.g. 89 91. Obviously, the translator has sometimes changed the order of the original text. Rhapsody N (the battle near the ships) has not been translated.

Kazantzakis Kakridis' translation has been dedicated to the memory of A. Pallis and in their prologue they write: "The greek public, the ones that cannot read the original Iliad, have read it in the translation of A. Pallis Polylas translation, has a gentle text but is cold and rigid and did not help Greeks to know Homer. Palli's Iliad was published in 1904, and was one of the most significant works of that era; it still holds its glory. Pallis, adhering to theories of his time that considered many lines, scenes and whole rhapsodies spurious and that they were created by adapters and rhapsody makers later, has ommitted more than three thousand verses".

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