single page item is a reproduction of the first page of Homers
classic, The Iliad. It makes for a terrific piece to frame
and decorate a study or bedroom!
page is standard 8.5" x 11" in size and has been
hand antiqued via our own unique paper aging process to achieve
a look you wont find anywhere else.
actual page contains the following text (though please note
that the formatting and font will be different as viewed on
this page see photo for exact formatting and look!):
Agamemnon and Achilles fell out at the siege of Troy; and
Achilles withdrew himself from battle, and won from Zeus a
pledge that his wrong should be avenged on Agamemnon and the
goddess, the wrath of Achilles Peleus son, the ruinous
wrath that brought on the Achaians woes innumerable, and hurled
down into Hades many strong souls of heroes, and gave their
bodies to be a prey to dogs and all winged fowls; and so the
counsel of Zeus wrought out its accomplishment from the day
when first strife parted Atreides king of men and noble Achilles.
among the gods set the twain at strife and variance? Apollo,
the son of Leto and of Zeus; for he in anger at the king sent
a sore plague upon the host, so that the folk began to perish,
because Atreides had done dishonour to Chryses the priest.
For the priest had come to the Achaians fleet ships
to win his daughters freedom, and brought a ransom beyond
telling; and bare in his hands the fillet of Apollo the Far-darter
upon a golden staff; and made his prayer unto all the Achaians,
and most of all to the two sons of Atreus, orderers of the
host; Ye sons of Atreus and all ye well-greaved Achaians,
now may the gods that dwell in the mansions of Olympus grant
you to lay waste the city of Priam, and to fare happily homeward;
only set ye my dear child free, and accept the ransom in reverence
to the son of Zeus, far-darting Apollo.
all the other Achaians cried assent, to reverence the priest
and accept his goodly ransom; yet the thing pleased not the
heart of Agamemnon son of Atreus, but he roughly
antiqued paper is delicately laced with a subtle hint of gold
in the creases creating an almost magical look. (Although
its difficult to catch with a camera, you can see in
the image below how the shimmering is caught in the light)
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