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The Iliad Of Homer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Great Edition

    I am not a fan of epic poetry. When I was assigned the Odyssey in high school, I found it a chore to get through. After much pressure from some friends, I finally gave in and decided to read the Iliad. My friends recommended that I read Lattimore's translation, and I am very glad they did. I found this edition to be very straight forward and readable. It allowed the moving passages of the Iliad to reach me effortlessly. I highly recommend this edition to anyone who has no prior experience with ancient epics, or who like myself had a bad experience in the past. I enjoyed this text so much that I actually am going to try reading Lattimore's translation of the Odyssey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Understandable

    Uses language that actualy makes ense and is still in poetry form

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2003

    Apt reading for America today

    Perhaps one of the first anti-war works of literature, the Iliad stands as relevant for our world today as it has been for the Greeks of 3000 years ago. Lattimore has given us with a brilliant translation that makes this masterpiece accessible in all its beauty to modern-day English speakers. The introduction provides the necessary understanding of the background and translation scheme, adding to the appreciation of the poem, but concise and short enough to permit the reader to delve into the beauty of the Iliad without much further ado. The Iliad of course is the most famous classic Greek poem. In reading this translation, one vividly moves into the world of the gods and heroes. Though seemingly long, the Iliad is breathtaking in its action and plot sequences. It is easy to get lost imagining the conflicts between Achilleus, Agamemnon, and Hector, or reflecting on the fascinating intrigues of Athena and Zeus. There are many lessons in these tales for everyone today, for we humans still behave within the same parameters of pride, glory, anger, vengeance, and love. After reading it, I was left reflecting about th meaning of victory, and how Achilleus was unsatisfied after obtaining his revenge. Read it, and you will instantly recognized why this epic poem has been deemed a masterpiece.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 4, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2015

    Problem with the book.

    Ordered the book online for a class. Half of Book 15 and all of Book 16 were missing. Went to the store nearby and could not get it replaced during my class. It was hard to write my essay without these crucial Books. Rented an online version to complete my essay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2009

    The Iliad understandable!

    Lattimore's lengthy preface was well worth my time in helping me understand the mythology of the time. Now,if I could just find a work that illuminated ancient, pre-historic Rome (or Ruma) religious "beliefs."

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