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But classicists, beware: This Iliad has something of a '90s sensibility, from the cover art (a photograph of the D-Day Normandy landing) to Achilles' Rambo-like diction. It might well outrage the purists, but for those who remember their musty high-school reading of Homer's great epic with a barely suppressed yawn, Lombardo's energetic translation is just the version to change their minds. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Destined to be a Classic! Wow, what a great book! It's got heroes, babes, fights, love, betrayals, narrow escapes, intrigue and lots of memorable lines I expect people will be... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Joseph Moore
A classic of Western civilization. The book that Alexander the Great kept under his pillow, along with a dagger. Who can say more?Published 2 days ago by John
NOTE: This review pertains specifically to the 2014 audiobook performance of Robert Fitzgerald's translation narrated by Dan Stevens. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Denny McBride (The Ceaseless Reader)
Many scholars regard Homer's Iliad as the most influential work in western literature and I can now see why. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a story that seems infused into our world. We know bits and pieces because the story is so good that thousands of years later it still forms part of our culture. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Greg Polansky
A true classic which I first discovered in middle school and have read multiple times since then. This edition is easy to read and clear.Published 10 days ago by Bart F