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Homer's Iliad (Cliffs Notes)

4.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0822006459
ISBN-10: 0822006456
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From the Back Cover

One of the most important poems of all time, The Iliad is an epic that deals with a sliver of the Trojan War, its tenth year. From this poem we derive much of our understanding of the ancient world. It also sets a standard of literature that is rarely matched. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Bob Linn is Chairman of the English Department at Calhoun High School in Calhoun, Georgia. He has a PhD from the Univer-sity of South Carolina.
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Product Details

  • Series: Cliffs notes
  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Cliffs Notes (December 24, 1962)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822006456
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822006459
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,720 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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especially if you're new to Greek, or are somewhat intimidated by Homer. Any student studying The Iliad should have a copy of this to help them keep the families and factions in order. However - if you're already familiar with Greek and/or Homer, this won't provide you with much info that you don't already know. I would think the student would benefit the most from this.
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I was disappointed in this guide. I wanted to use it as a supplement as I feared I would not totally understand the Iliad. When I started reading the Iliad, I realized that one doesn't need this Cliff Notes. The Iliad is very readable. I did not think this guide made much substantive contributions - it just says what you could already figure out from reading the book. Not much insight here. Pass on it.
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I read the novel translated by Samuel Butler and reading the notes brought it all together even more.

I found the Iliad easy to read but the notes offered a concise review(if you will) of the action.....something I never tired of reading about!
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Having never read the Iliad before, I thought it might be nice to ClffsNotes as I read it in order to better understand it. WOW! This little book way exceeded my expectations. It opened up the Iliad to me so I could recognize why it is so magnificent. The chapter summaries were brief, but excellent. The Character notes and critical essays at the end contributed tremendously to both my understanding and appreciation. I even found the short quizzes at the end an enjoyable way to assess my general comprehension of Homer's work. In short, the ClffsNotes allowed me to recognize the greatness of the Iliad. I will definitely use CliffsNotes when I read other great classics.
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By rubyr101 on December 12, 2012
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really needed this book for my class. it helped me understand the bigger themes and pictures i wasn't understanding when i read the Iliad. The Iliad is one of the most boring, confusing books i have ever read and this helped it become alot more clear to me. Thanks cliffnotes!
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This really helped me while reading the Illiad and odyssey. I used it to first before my read which Mae it that more useful to understand the book!
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By chuck291 on September 15, 2013
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A necessary help aid for understanding "The Iliad". I like the questions and quick summary of what's happening.
Good companion.
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