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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.
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 19 hours 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 7 days ago by Canan Williams
Paperback. Got it for an English class. It arrived early and undamaged. It was the same quality as my classmate's books that were bought at the campus bookstore. Read morePublished 20 days ago by L B
Verse translation, not prose as the previous Penguin edition - a new experience to such as me who sadly cannot read Ancient Greek.Published 24 days ago by JHM