About the Author
Homer is a classical writer little is known about. He was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the greatest epic poet for his works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, two poems that have had a lasting influence on Western literature.
Andrew Lynn teaches literature and writing at Barnard College. He is currently at work on a book about musical listening, silent reading, and the nineteenth-century novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Iliad was a wondrous book about love, adventure, and conflict.
This is the most challenging book I have ever read, but the challenge was definitely worth it. I've been wanting to read this book for a while and take my time reading it. I enjoyed both poems. The Iliad was heartbreaking, while The Odyssey was more adventurous. The Gods and Goddesses are very manipulative, they're definitely not to be messed with. Both the mortals and immortals are ruthless. I could definitely see myself rereading this book.