Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Homer - Iliad by Stanley Lombardo

12 CDs. Paris, a prince of Troy's royal family, was asked to judge the beauty of three goddesses -- Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena -- and so settle a dispute that arose among them when Eris, the Goddess of Discord, threw a golden apple inscribed "For the Fairest" among the guests at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Paris awarded the golden apple to Aphrodite, who had promised him as a bribe the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, daughter of Zeus and wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta. Paris sailed to Sparta and stole Helen away; and Menelaus, together with his brother Agamemnon, ruler of Mycenae and the most powerful warlord in all Greece, raised an army and sailed to Troy to get her back. The invading force consisted of over a thousand ships, their troops commanded by Greece's finest heroes, the greatest of whom was Achilles, son of Peleus and the sea-goddess Thetis. The Greeks drew their ships up onto the beach at Troy and laid siege to the city. The Trojans, led by Hector, son of King Priam, held them off for ten years. Then, in the tenth summer of the war, Achilles and Lord Agamemnon had a quarrel -- over a girl -- with disastrous results. Approximate running time: 900 minutes.

Buy Homer - Iliad by Stanley Lombardo from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781930972087
ISBN-10: 1930972083
Format: CD-Audio
(195mm x 135mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Parmenides Publishing
Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Book Reviews - Homer - Iliad by Stanley Lombardo

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Homer - Iliad book by Stanley Lombardo and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Stanley Lombardo

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

Books By Stanley Lombardo

Complete Poems and Fragments by Stanley Lombardo
Hardback, March 2016
$82.05
Achilleid by Stanley Lombardo
Hardback, August 2015
$38.70
Essential Metamorphoses by Stanley Lombardo
Paperback, September 2011
$17.16
Metamorphoses by Stanley Lombardo
Paperback, September 2010
$25.77