An excellent version... it may well prove the translation for this and the next generation. Sir Roger Tomkys, Anglo-Hellenic Review
Martin Hammond's new version is clearly a labour of love and a wonderful achievement as it has none [of the faults of other versions] and although it is in prose, if read aloud the prose transforms itself into poetry. It is as close to the Greek as it is possible to get and keeps all the formulaic patterns so that the music of the original shines out and rings in the ear...It is instilled with magic Mediterranean light...I have now read it seven times and find I get more from each re-reading William Cookson, AGENDA
Hammond's admirable translation..is remarkably successful in combining accuracy with a lively and highly readable style A.F.Garvie, Classical Review
Hammond succeeds admirably in presenting a translation that is easy and enjoyable to read and faithful to Homer D.M.Goldstein, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
This is a magnificent piece of work..I enjoyed reading [Hammond's] Odyssey enormously. It is more years than I care to think since I read the work from end to end. Hammond's translation moved me to do so within a day, and that is a tribute indeed. This is a first-class work which should give pleasure to both those who read Greek and those who do not - and deserves to attract many to read Homer for whom that is as yet a pleasure in store --Dr John Moore, Conference and Common Room
About the Author
was Head of Classics and Master in College at Eton College. He was also Headmaster of City of London School, and Tonbridge School, Kent. His acclaimed translation of the Iliad was published by Penguin Classics. Homer
is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics representthe beginning of the Western canon, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.