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The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

How do you not recommend a classic?

It has been years since I read Homer, but I bought this to review when I get a chance. That is one of the delightful things about ebooks, they can be stored and carried. At the present I own over 150 digital books; I'll never go back to paper. There are, of course, tho...
It has been years since I read Homer, but I bought this to review when I get a chance. That is one of the delightful things about ebooks, they can be stored and carried. At the present I own over 150 digital books; I'll never go back to paper. There are, of course, those Luddits who shun this marvelous technology sometimes look at my Color Nook and when I show them what it can do and what "I" can do with it, some of them begin to wobble a bit.
In addition to the books, magazines and newspapers I take with me, I carry documents, pictures and gobs of videos, even some of my own. I have one video in which I talk about the advantages of portable electronic readers. Maybe I ought to start marketing some of these myself?

posted by Beverly_Kurtin on October 19, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

You may want to buy The Odyssey rather than trying this book's version.

The Illiad was a great read in this book. I was suprised to see the digital layout change completely when it went on to the odyssey. It may just be me but I had to buy another version to be able to finish reading it.

posted by JoshuaBrooks on July 2, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    Cheapness is appropriate to quality.

    I couldn't alter the text and Robert Fagles' translations are better.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Dumb

    This translation, while faithful enough, has two main flaws. The less important one is that it renders Homer's verse as prose. The one that boggles my mind is that the translators use the gods' Roman names. They even alternate between using Odysseus and Ulyssees in the Iliad to refer to the character who becomes the hero of the Odyssey. I just don't see the advantage when translating Greek texts hundreds of years older than Herodotus. Just plain dumb.

    The second star is because it is faithful enough in meaning and thus not a complete waste. Just dumb.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

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    Hello.

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    Posted October 5, 2012

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    Posted January 25, 2012

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