The Iliad, written by Homer, is one of the most famous works of world literature. Written in Greece, The Iliad may have been written in the 12th century BCE, or as early as the 8th or 9th century BCE. Read more about The Iliad.
Here's the edition of Homer's The Iliad
, from Farrar Straus & Giroux.
by Philip H. Young. McFarland & Company. From the publisher: "The Greek poet Homer was one of the greatest and most influential poets of all time. His epic Iliad and Odyssey were the foundation of Greek education and culture in the classical age ('Our earliest infancy was entrusted to the care of Homer,' said Heraclitus 2500 years ago) and are widely read today."
Here's the Penguin edition of Homer's The Iliad
, by Peter Jones and D. C. H. Rieu. This book was was one of the first titles published in Penguin Classics. This edition now features a revised version of Rieu's text, with a new introduction and notes by Peter Jones.
4. War Music by Christopher Logue, and Homer. University of Chicago Press. From the publisher: "In his rendering of eight books of Homer's Iliad, Logue here retells some of the most evocative episodes of the war classic, including the death of Patroclus and Achilles's fateful return to battle, that sealed the doom of Troy."
by Simone Weil and James P. Holoka. Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated. From the publisher: "An introduction discusses the significance of the essay both in the evolution of Weil's thought and as a distinctively iconoclastic contribution to Homeric studies. The commentary draws on recent interpretations of the Iliad and examines the parallels between Weil's version of Homer's warriors and the experiences of modern soldiers."
by Allen Rogers Benner, Homer, Mark W. Edwards (Foreword). University of Oklahoma Press. From the publisher: "Allen Rogers Benner presents selections from twelve books of the Iliad both in Greek and English. Short summaries between books bridge the narrative and aid the student in gaining a comprehensive view of the Iliad as a work of literature and art. Invaluable resources include an extensive section of notes on the text, a short Homeric grammar, and a vocabulary and Greek index."
by Douglas L. Cairns (Editor). Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "This anthology makes accessible to the reader sixteen of the most important studies of Homer and the 'Iliad' to appear in the last forty years. The essays, by leading Homeric scholars from Great Britain, the United States, and Europe, deal not only with the aesthetics and artistry of the 'Iliad' as a poetic artefact, but with its historical context, its cultural background, and its ethical and political framework."
by William Anthony Camps. Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "This is a book for all readers of Homer, whether in translation or in the original. It attempts to characterize the poetic art of the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' and to analyse in a simple way the reasons for its effectiveness."
by Greg Nagan. Simon & Schuster. From the publisher: "Was Homer really blind, or was that just his shtick? Was Dante a righty or a lefty? Why aren't there any pictures of Jane Austen in a bikini? What made Oscar so Wilde? How much did Hemingway? These are just some of the many great questions of Western literature ignored in this book."