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The Iliad, Books 1-12, Lattimore (2011) TranslationHomer's Iliad
Books 1-6*, Lattimore (2011) Translation

It is a tradition for the incoming class to begin reading Homer's Iliad over the summer, to be discussed in the first weeks of the semester. Copies are presented during the Academic Assembly in the fall but selected books can be accessed electronically now. Incoming Columbia College students may access an electronic version of the Iliad of Homer: books 1-7.*

*Note that only books 1-6 are required, but book 7 is also available for those who wish to continue reading.

To access this reading in Columbia Libraries' e-reserves:

  • Log in to Course Reserves with your UNI & password
  • Scroll down to Author: Lattimore; Title: Iliad of Homer: books 1-7
  • Click the link for E-Reserves to the right of the title
  • Read and accept the copyright statement
  • If needed, contact Anice Mills with questions on accessing or using this and other library resources

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