The Iliad: The Story of Achillęs
Focusing on the closing days of the Trojan War, this novel incorporates the same epic cast of gods and warriors from The Odyssey. From the kidnapping of Helen from her Greek home to the death of Achilles's companion, the battle rages between two warring nations and the gods who protect both sides. Thrilling in content, but literate and subtle in its meaning, "The Iliad" remains a classic among classics.
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The IliadUser Review - T.L. Cooksey - Book Verdict
This new verse translation is not by a poet but a classicist. Verity (former master, Dulwich Coll.), who has translated Pindar's odes, offers a new critical translation—e.g, he brackets passages that ... Read full review
IliadUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
With the publication of Robert Fagels's impressive translation of the Odyssey (Viking Penguin, 1996, pap.) and now this equally impressive translation of the Iliad by Lombardo, this year seems to ... Read full review