The Iliad by Homer

The Iliad

Homer with Stephen Mitchell (Translator)

466 pages first pub -750 (editions)

fiction classics poetry adventurous challenging slow-paced
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TOLSTOY CALLED THE ILIAD A miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer’s story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English trans...

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Moods

adventurous 81%
challenging 54%
emotional 40%
tense 37%
dark 32%
sad 27%
reflective 18%
informative 14%
inspiring 9%
funny 6%
mysterious 3%
hopeful 1%

Pace

slow 63%
medium 32%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Plot: 32% | Character: 19%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 36% | No: 31% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | No: 27% | Yes: 23% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 60% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 79% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 6% | N/A: 1%

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