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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.
The Kindle edition is riddled with typos. Very, very poor quality. "RN" invariably becomes "M"; t's are l's and vice versa; random numbers appear in the text; and... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Mark Long
I don't really care if Homer existed, or if this book was "written" by him. It is one of the great classics of world lit, because it isn't just a story, but a landscape &... Read morePublished 10 days ago by taug