12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A readable translation,
This review is from: The Iliad (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)
We have three separate copies of the Iliad, but this is the only one that can actually be read... the translator managed to take the feelings and imagery present in the original work (or, what I know of it from research but not being able to read ancient Greek!), separate it from the gobbledigook of the archaic and flowery prose, and present a work that a modern reader can tolerate. Not something I would read for pure leisure, but the most readable translation I have come across.