The following is a detailed comparison between kindle 2 and the irex iliad 2nd edition. They carefully check each title for its resale value, meaning youll get a fair and honest price. In may 2008, irex technologies added a third installment to the iliad line of products, this time branded under the name iliad book edition. A slew of nextgeneration electronic books now hitting the market might seem the perfect. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. Programs for recreation, including audio playback, sudokuand calendars, are rapidly growing community content available for use on the iliad. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage. Homer finishes the book with descriptions of two deaths. I just did a brief check and found that the kindle edition books are really. Kindle direct publishing indie digital publishing made easy.
The response youd get from a mailing list for some other open source software i use a lot would be something like sure, it would be great, and we look forward to receiving your patches, i. Iliad by homer, first edition abebooks passion for books. I visited the offices of irex technologies two weeks ago, and talked with some of the people there about their e ink based iliad e book reader. Im not sure why irex advertises the iliad as supporting rssi havent. I hope they will be useful for people who are reading the iliad as their first introduction to ancient greek literature. Irex sent a box over with a carrier and i returned it to base all paid for by irex. The irex suite of ereading products is growing steadily following the success of the iliad and iliad book edition amongst the consumer market. Archives for september 2008 publishing in the 21st century. Share content with other iliad s or accounts planned. What happens in each of the 24 books of the iliad by homer.
The iliad kindle edition by homer, derby, edward george. When it first arrived, i changed the installed batteries with larger. As it express it the maharal of the prague, when a person offers. The validity of assessment center results is determined by comparing the judgments of performance made with some criterion of performance on the job. Sep 19, 2008 ereader manufacturer irex technologies is targeting the business market with its reader. It seems to have very similar specs as the original iliad, however it comes in a silver color and does not contain wireless networking. Independent users have also reported successful porting of mobile web irfx to iliad s linux platform, although with limited functionality and many bugs. The system software from irex isnt going to have any more major or perhaps even minor upgrades. The iliad by homer rieu translator and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. I dont know if its common to all eink displays, but the display on the iliad is unusably delicatei destroyed mine just by treating the iliad just like i would any other book, stacking a couple of other books on top of it. The book edition is the thirdgeneration in the iliad line, and has been out of stock on the irex website for some time. This lesson will cover the events of book 5 in homers epic poem.
For irex to provide this additional service, you will need to create a user account. In the tenth year of the trojan war, tensions are running high among the achaians a superancient name for the ancient greeks. Iliad companion software this software package is available for download on our website. Diores is struck by a rock thrown by pirous and speared, and pirous is speared as he springs away from his kill. It also comes with 50 free classic books, presumably in the mobipocket format. The iliad ebook reader from irex technologies is more than just a reader, like the amazon kindle. Daniels says that it entered the market in full color with a spectrum of cases, but forgot to make the screen color too. The iliad, a foundational text in western literature, focuses on achilles, a hero consumed with pride who by the end of the poem is overwhelmed with grief over his lost friend. Will kindle catch fire my firm, college prowler, sells highereducation guides. I have owned my iliad 2nd edition for about seven months now.
While many brave men lose their lives, the gods intervene to spare the men they favor. Mobipocket company with more than 50,000 books for sale. I was able to replace the 1st with batteries from my rotted book edition. Once it has been set up, you can use your iliad to.
Essentially, the book edition is the iliad version 2 with a new silver look and is noted to lack the wifi component present in the original iliad. Chapter summary for homers the iliad, book 4 summary. The dutch pioneer in the development of electronic paper, irex technologies has announced the launch of the lower priced and simplified version of its successful iliad ebook reader, named as iliad book edition, featuring 8. To some extent, the fact that men are mortal is what makes men appealing to the gods of homer. First, the priest chryses comes to ask their leader, king agamemnon, to release his daughter, whom agamemnon was holding captive. Check out our revolutionary sidebyside summary and analysis.
In addition to these free digital editions we also offer ebook editions in epub or mobi. In a rhythm sinewy and flexible, with language that is precise, lyrical and fresh, lombardos iliad pulses with all the power and luminosity of the. Homers iliad has captivated readers and influenced writers and artists for over twoandahalf millennia. So the drmed mobi reader and wont improve, and there will never be an adobe digital editions port to the iliad for drmed pdf and epub. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. The first iliad was released in late 2006 and was replaced with the second edition in september 2007. With the changing world, the traditional book reading pattern should also experience a bit of change. The sleek new series strikes me, at first glance from afar, as a joy for recreational reading at home. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the iliad. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
The updated version drops the wifi used for downloading content and fixes but as a result is less expensive. The standard edition and the book edition differing only in that the standard edition includes wifi capability builtin. The iliad book edition has the same features as the original iliad except it is not wifi enabled. It eliminates the burden of carrying books or newspapers for reading purposes. The irex iliad has the best screen weve seen on an ebook reader its. Compared to other ebook readers, the iliad book edition has a larger 122 x 163 mm 8.
The following are comments that occurred to me while reading english translations of book i of the iliad. Reader was replaced and i have had no problems with it since. Share content with other iliads or accounts planned. As the name would imply, this device is designed more for reading ebooks than the businessoriented digital reader series. This is the iliad version 2 without wifi and a new silver look. I now get about 15 hours of reading time before i must recharge.
The irex iliad feels like a prototype that needs a lot more development. Editions of the iliad by homer goodreads share book. They also misjudged their launch with a stand and presentation more geared to a car show than a book show and their one trick pony was just a color case. The company has updated its iliad reader with a book edition, a less expensive version that doesnt include the wifi receiver. Find a summary of this and each chapter of the iliad. Feb 19, 2008 irex s iliad e book reader has been available to order for some time now, but just in case you havent yet made up your mind about dropping all those euros, the folks at ars technica have now. With plenty of internal memory that can be extended up to 8 gigabytes, it is no longer necessary to choose which book to take.
This does, however, make for a shorter battery life than other ebook readers, at about 15 hours. Now the launch of the irex series, with its larger display size and memory, is spelling the end of the printed word for business professionals. Homers iliad cliffs notes by skill, elaine strong and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The gods treat the war as their playground, and are more than willing to trade barbsand mortals liveswith one another. Get software upgrades download the latest user manual and quick reference guide store content in your personal secure library planned. Discover sources for downloading free ebooks and ereader software.
Ereader cover case for irex technologies iliad book edition case home. The standard edition and the book edition differing only in that the standard. Under the achaean assault, the trojans are forced back. Hector goes back to the city to arrange a sacrificial offering to what god in book 6 of homers the iliad. Kindle offers more books, newspapers, blogs, and magazines, many free ebooks. The iliad was an electronic handheld device, or ereader, which could be used for document reading and editing. There are still a few missing like still no books by joseph delaney but since this is the first day im actually quite impressed. In a recent blog entry irex announces that in the fourth quarter of 2009 they will provide support for adobe pdf continue reading. The iliad kindle edition by homer, derby, edward george geoffrey smith stanley. Here is a userfriendly students edition of book 1, providing greek text, extensive notes, a complete glossary, and an extensive introduction to homer and his epic work. Apollo watches the battle from above, and cries out for the trojans to fight back, noting that achilles is not fighting. I can find several books i have so far not seen as ebooks which is nice.
It also lets you use a stylus to write in the margins, underline and otherwise annotate your ebooks. I purchased an iliad early this year and, frankly, didnt like it. Sep 21, 2008 the irex suite of ereading products is growing steadily following the success of the iliad and iliad book edition amongst the consumer market. I use the service at, which takes public domain books from. The iliad ebook reader, from dutch company irex, hopes to slaughter the competition even. Jun 22, 2017 other services include a robust and fair book buy service which can come in handy when you need to sell your books. I just did a brief check and found that the kindle edition books are really looking useful. Jun 14, 2009 the following is a detailed comparison between kindle 2 and the irex iliad 2nd edition.707 1141 1254 1163 543 1191 934 786 1451 812 1038 1266 124 916 54 731 1061 709 1030 1407 1121 330 1533 25 920 768 82 1354 912 294 909 1312 1093 1220 1204