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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.
Fine book and was interesting to see life from two thousand years ago. The storyteller is riveting and the perspective of counting dead bodies and listing all their relatives... Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Sharon H. Miller
I thought I was buying a cassette, but all I got was the handbook that is supposed to go with the cassette. The Iliad is supposed to be HEARD, not read. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Martha C. Shepler
Whether cavemen throwing rocks, Greeks thrusting spears, or drones launching Hellfire missiles–it’s a sad fact that human beings are pretty good at fighting each other. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Phillip McCollum
Item arrived in perfect condition, exactly as described, on time.
To be honest, I only bought this book because I needed it for one of my classes so nothing to say,... Read more
This book is definitely a masterpiece. The literature is beautiful, the language is very effective and it is meaningful. It is very long yet it is very easy to read. I loved it.Published 10 days ago by Canan Williams