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Richmond Lattimore (1906–1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College. Richard Martin is the Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics at Stanford University.
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.
Since no one seems to bother about Rouse's translation but want to discuss all the values of the poetic translations out there (go with Lattimore if you have a thing for poetry),... Read morePublished 2 days ago by LRE
Blood and gore, stylized. Stubborn heroes. Ridiculous gods who interfere in the lives of mortals (some of whom are also divine on various scales. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Nouvelle
This is the best translation of the Classic.
The Illiad is simply one of my top ten best war books of all time. Read more