‘Iliad’ – the classic epic of European civilization

'Iliad' - the classic epic of European civilization 3
'Iliad' - the classic epic of European civilization 3

Book name: Iliad Author: Homer Translator: Do Khanh Hoan World Publishing House

The Iliad is 15,693 verses long, is a epic poem, but tells part of the Trojan War so it is considered an epic (The Romans considered the story of Troy as part of their history).

The Iliad epic includes events that occurred during the 10th year of the Trojan War, but the work does not go into detail describing the war and the fall of Troy as in Greek Mythology, but only revolves around the story of

For the first time, the Iliad was fully translated and released in Vietnam.

P├óris was the son of Priam – king of Troy – a city in the northwest corner of Asia Minor.

Homer opens the Iliad by going straight into a conflict: Achilleus, in anger, retreats the Achaian army he holds, while keeping his soldiers out of battle.

Iliad in Greek means `poem about Ilios` or `story about Troy`.

Europeans have spent thousands of years still considering the Iliad to be a wonderful, unparalleled work of human literature, ranking the author at the top of the world’s poets.

In the Iliad, the author often compares things with nature and rustic life, bringing natural beauty to poetry.

'Iliad' - the classic epic of European civilization

Homer – the storyteller in blindness is considered the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Homer expressed his views on the gods, he described the gods as more `human`.

What is special is that, talking about the Trojan War, Homer does not draw a line of hatred between the two sides.

Translator Do Khanh Hoan completed the Vietnamese version of the Iliad in 2005. He called Homer the God of Poetry and wrote in the introduction to the Iliad released in Vietnam: `Translating the poet Homer, I try to be honest and pure.

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