Iliad, Odyssey, and Aeneid box set:

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A glorious boxed set featuring Robert Fagles’s award-winning translations of the three great epics of Western literature

ONE OF THE PREEMINENT translators of our time, Robert Fagles’s interpretations of these epic poems give new life to three seminal works in the Western canon. The Penguin Classic Deluxe Editions of The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid are collected here for the first time in a specially designed gift box. Each volume contains a superb introduction by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.


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Anonymous | 2016-08-04 08:25:17
Volsunga Saga is closer to a progenitor--in theme, mood, culture...efficacy of narrative, use of magic, character development, the first two works are very different, semi-oral, poems. The Aeneid is not quite complete, but a literary imitation of the first two. Very influential for 1500 years after it was written, it's not part of the fantasy genre and correctly draws little crossover readership. Collected folk-tales like 'Grimm'(1st edition) belong here. These don't seem to.
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