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  • Alexander Pope's translation of The Iliad, written...

    Manuscript, Letter

    Alexander Pope’s version of The Iliad – Homer’s Greek epic poem – was drafted on scraps of paper, often using the back...

  • Bankes Homer

    Papyrus

    Homeric papyri survive in greater numbers than papyri containing the works of any other ancient author. They range in si...

  • Florentine Homer

    Manuscript

    This fine copy of Homer’s The Iliad is one of the most beautiful manuscripts of that work in existence. In addition to t...

  • Harris Homer Roll

    Papyrus

    Produced in the first or second century, this dark-brown papyrus roll is among the most famous of the British Library pa...

  • Pope's drawing of the shield of Achilles

    Manuscript, Draft, Drawing

    The poet and satirist Alexander Pope (1688–1744) translated Homer’s epic poem The Iliad into English, completing the wor...

  • Townley Homer

    Manuscript

    Completed in the 11th century, almost certainly in 1059, the Townley Homer is one of the most important manuscripts of H...

  • Translation of Homer's The Odyssey

    Book, Illustration, Image

    Unlike poets with more traditional literary backgrounds – the Cambridge-educated Byron, for example – John Keats trained...