Format: Kindle Edition
Pages: 198 pages
Published: September 19th 2011
About This Book
This is an adapted version of The Iliad by Homer. This version is specially adapted and edited for ESL learners and young readers around world.
The original version of The Iliad is an epic poem about the Trojan War. It mainly tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the famous hero, Achilles. Along with The Odyssey also by Homer, The Iliad is one of the oldest works of Western literature. And it is one of the most essential literary works to understand the Western history and culture.
The author, Homer, is regarded as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet. Yet, when he lived is controversial. Some sources claim that he lived around 12th century BC, around the Trojan War. Other sources place him at about 850 BC. Some scholars even claim that Homer is not the name of a historical poet, but a fictitious or constructed name. Yet regardless of these disputes, he will be remained as one of the most important writers in the history of humankind.
◎ Reading Level: Middle and Advanced (From Grade 5 to Grade 12)
◎ Word Range: About 40,000 Words