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Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas. Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

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Choose the Same Author's "Essential Homer" 6 Oct. 2006
By T. W. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This "Essential Iliad" contains about one third of the Iliad. There is a somewhat different abridgment of this same translation in "The Essential Homer," which contains about (I reckon) 44% of the Iliad.

What does the extra 11% get you? A much better and more representative distillation of the Iliad, in my opinion. For example, the passages towards the end of the Iliad that show Achilles returned to the battle in all his fury over the death of Patroclus, spitting out famous bitter speeches about life and death, are in "Essential Homer" but not "Essential Iliad."

So get the "Essential Homer" instead.
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Excellent translation 25 May 2004
By Bethanie Frank - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I really enjoy this translation. I think it's perfect for the classroom and is very easy to read. It's clear, and the language isn't so heightened that people are intimidated by it. This is a must for any college student.
Insiders look, great read. 29 Mar. 2014
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
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Good read especially for the history buffs out there interested in an inside look of the workings of Ancient Greece.
Iliad 11 Mar. 2013
By Amanda - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book for my Greek and Roman mythology class. Out of the books I have read for this class, this is the best. It is a little hard to follow at times, but not too bad.
What I needed. 12 Jan. 2013
By bmpc2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was what I needed for an English course. I am very much so enjoying the reading thus far. Alot different than what my thoughts on the Trojan war were, thanks to being lead astray by the movie Troy. lol.
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