1736 EXQUISITE Homer ILIAD Greek Mythology English Alexander Pope Trojan War 6v

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“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

― Homer, The Iliad

 

A rare 18th-century edition of Homer, the legendary Greek poet responsible for the mythological epic poems the ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey. These two poems focus on Greek mythological heroes, their military conquests, and involvement in the Trojan War. Each of these titles have been printed and reprinted countless times.

 

This edition was translated into English by Alexander Pope with added notes of William Broome, as well as a ‘life of Homer’ by Parnell… According to Samuel Johnson, the Pope translation is

‘the greatest translation ever achieved in English or in any other language!’ (Wills)

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1736 EXQUISITE Homer ILIAD Greek Mythology English Alexander Pope Trojan War 6v

 

“Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.”

― Homer, The Iliad

 

A rare 18th-century edition of Homer, the legendary Greek poet responsible for the mythological epic poems the ‘Iliad’ and the ‘Odyssey. These two poems focus on Greek mythological heroes, their military conquests, and involvement in the Trojan War. Each of these titles have been printed and reprinted countless times.

 

This edition was translated into English by Alexander Pope with added notes of William Broome, as well as a ‘life of Homer’ by Parnell… According to Samuel Johnson, the Pope translation is

‘the greatest translation ever achieved in English or in any other language!’ (Wills)

 

Item number: #7600

Price: $950

 

HOMER

 

The Iliad of Homer

 

London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, 1736.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 6 volumes
    • I – [36], 70, [2], 250
      • 8 full-page engravings
    • II – 20, [2], 242
      • 6 full-page engravings
    • III – 225, [1]
      • 4 full-page engravings
    • IV – [6], 237, [3]
      • 4 full-page engravings
    • V – [6], 249, [9]
      • 6 full-page engravings
    • VI – [6], 190, [50]
      • 3 full-page engravings
    • References: Garry Wills, On Reading Pope’s Homer;
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm)

 

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Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Literature

Authors

HOMER

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete