Venetus A

One of the reasons we know the works of Homer better than Shakespeare is because the Iliad was so popular, and published so widely, that we have multiple complete editions of the Iliad from independent sources. The Venetus A is one of those sources.

The Venetus A is a complete book – a published edition of Homer’s Iliad written in the tenth century AD.

It includes illustrations of the Trojan War, a ton of commentary in the sidelines of the text, and a bunch of supplemental reading that follows. It’s been described as a “Director’s Cut” version of the Iliad.

The entire book was recently scanned and is now free to view on the Homer Multitext Project.