Books: First Great War Book

THE ILIAD OF HOMER, A LINE FOR LINE TRANSLATION IN DACTYLIC HEXAMETERS—William Benjamin Smith and Walter Miller—Macmillan ($3.75).

Seven or eight centuries before Christ, song and story being at that time synonymous, the two principal epics of the ancient world were put together and attributed to a poet called Homer. Both poems related adventures incidental to a ten years' war that had been fought by the chivalry from the Peloponnesus against the chivalry of Asia Minor at a walled town, Troy, near the entrance to the Dardanelles. The Odyssey told of the wanderings...

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