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The brutal wrath of Akhilleus and what follows from it. The Ur-text and the Ur-tragedy of Western literature. Homers ILIAD is both the simplest and also the most complex and beautiful poem ever written about war and about those who engage in it. Wars pity, wars desolation, wars stupidity and (some would say) wars glory. A mirror of human conduct. A necessary primer for statesmen. The cautionary image of what it means to send young people off to war and have them blow each other to pieces. Homers epic newly translated from the Greek.