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This is a fresh easy to read version modern in its language but capturing anchient themes of Homer.
For high schoolers, though, I would recommend reading one of the other translators first, as the first time one reads Homer, it should be for the story.
I have read several versions of the Iliad (both poetic and prose) and this version translated by Robert Fagles is the best I've read.
Got this for my son. He loved it as did I when I first read it.Published 1 day ago by John Ainsworth
The Robert Fagles translation is a page-turner. For those looking to be entertained, I'd recommend this edition. It certainly beats having to drudge through it. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Joshua T. Garcia
Wonderful. A lot of action. One of the best translations of The Iliad I have read.Published 8 days ago by Kwadwo B Mensah
This is for the Kindle version only:
The formatting looks really bad on my Kindle Paperwhite. I even ordered the paperback because of it.
Great price - quick shipping
Sure beats the college bookstore
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Seeing as this is the Iliad, its a given that the overall story line is amazing (counting of ships and men aside), but I really love this translation. Read morePublished 15 days ago by delhorns