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What stands out is the utter beauty of Mr. Logue's language.
He's gotten into the ring with the likes of Fagles, Lattimore, Fitzgerald, Pope, and most courageously, Homer himself - and acquitted himself well.
In creating his own account of Homer's Iliad, Logue has in fact succeeded in creating very much his own poem.
Incredible modern take on Homer's Iliad, if you love Homer, you will love this.Published 1 month ago by Virgil H. Huston Jr.
Like discovering "The Waste Land"... and extraordinary poetic accomplishment. Read it side-by-side with Pope's (for effect) and Fagle's (for clarity)...Published 11 months ago by Stephen McCormick
A exquistely written and consistently gripping new version of parts of the Iliad, starting from Achilles' quarrel with Agamemmon and ending with Achilles arming for battle against... Read morePublished on December 10, 2011 by Aidan J. McQuade
I have looked for a dramatic adaptation of the Iliad for years. This is Logue, not Homer. But we don't really have Homer unless we speak, and think, Ancient Greek. Read morePublished on December 9, 2009 by Dikran Utidjian
Nothing is easy. Nothing is free. Pain is the price of gain. You know the story -
Logue breathes startling and vivid life into this translation. Read more
Christopher Logue's reinterpretation of Homer's Iliad is not only a masterful historic achievment; it is fine poetry in its own right. Read morePublished on November 10, 2006 by Mungo MacCallum
In creating his own account of Homer's Iliad, Logue has in fact succeeded in creating very much his own poem. Read morePublished on March 23, 2006 by M. Heintz
This is just about the best, most beautiful, most powerful poetry I've ever read. I'd also suggest this book for reading and discussion groups, as it has so much to talk about in... Read morePublished on September 2, 2005 by Amazon Customer
Every good thing you've read about this book and Christopher Logue's work is true.
The bronze age struggle comes through clearly despite the 'modern' references and word... Read more