Iliad & The Odyssey, The (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) Bonded Leather – 7 Oct 2010
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Ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, although very little is known about him. He has fascinated scholars for centuries and there is much disagreement about where he was from and when The Odyssey and The Iliad were written. There is no doubt, however, that these two poems form one of the foundations of Western literature.
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Top Customer Reviews
What I do not like about this book is that its translated and displayed on pages like a novel rather than epic.
Nonetheless Butlers translation is good quality and pleasant to read.
I recommend this to anyone (although if you have never before read Homer's work, you want to read it and you dont care about the cover - penquin paperback will be much better for you)!
I would go for Butler's translation mainly because of his invocation to Illiad which i believe became famous in english more than any other version
'Sign, O goddess, the anger of Achilles, son of peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Acheans!'
Marvellous! This one sentence and beautiful cover make the book worth its price!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Odyssey brings all those Greek gods into reality, and there's a few of them, like hundreds. The Iliad very very gory, but like the Odyssey stories you knew as a youngster... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Brewer