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it is the one that best represents the spirit and alliteration of the Greek original
on 29 November 2014
I selected this version of The Iliad, because I had read that , although Pope's is one of the earliest translations, it is the one that best represents the spirit and alliteration of the Greek original. Sadly, the book is very basically produced. The print is absolutely minute, and faint, and very densely arranged on the page. Not only is this not attractive, it makes the whole text very unapproachable, and difficult to read. It may be Ok for someone who is already familiar with the Iliad, but for me, and for the friend to whom I was intending to give it for Christmas, this presentation is too much of a hurdle. I used the 'look inside' facility before choosing it, but this shows the print as much clearer than it actually is.
It is printed by Amazon in Germany. Good to have this translation available, but very difficult to read.