The Fall of Troy

The Fall of Troy

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Homer’s “Iliad” begins towards the close of the last of the ten years of the Trojan War: its incidents extend over some fifty days only, and it ends with the burial of Hector. The things which came before and after were told by other bards, who between them narrated the whole “cycle” of the events of the war, and so were called the Cyclic Poets. Of their works none have survived; but the story of what befell between Hector’s funeral and the taking of Troy is told in detail, and well told, in a poem about half as long as the “Iliad”. Some four hundred years after Christ there lived at Smyrna a poet of whom we know scarce anything, save that his first name was Quintus. He had saturated himself with the spirit of Homer, he had caught the ring of his music, and he perhaps had before him the works of those Cyclic Poets whose stars had paled before the sun.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • English
  • 0740828045
  • 9780740828041

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