Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad
is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles
brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The Iliad
is the world's greatest war story, then The Odyssey
is literature's greatest evocation of every man's journey through life. Here again, Fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Each volume contains a superb introduction with textual and critical commentary by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.
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