The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey

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The Iliad and the Odyssey are poems written by ancient historian Homer about notable moments in Greek history. The Iliad is about Achilles and the Trojan War, while the Odyssey is a tale involving the gods. Shandonpress printed this book.

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  • Matthew Anderson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey is an awesome story, it really doesn't get any better than Homer. The classic story is as good today as it was 2,700 years ago. I think many of the books and movies today could benefit from the formula Homer used and I wish more did."
  • Crystal Henderson
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The best Trojan War book would have to be The Iliad and the Odyssey. This book also includes poems about notable moments in Greek history. This book includes so much information about Greeks history around the Trojan War. It was hard putting this book down. This is one book you will read again and again. You will not be disappointed with this book which was printed by Shandonpress."
  • Aaryan Singhal
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Great history book!"
  • Ma Han
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey seems pretty daunting in the beginning. Once you get to know the characters, the story flows nicely."
  • Christina Davidson
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This tells of tale of old. Strength and loyalty at its finest. Along with betrayal and murder. Boom. This story!"
  • Ann Hanson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey is a poetry book that incorporates Greek history. I loved stories of Greek gods and timeless poetry."
  • Roberto Gómez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey is the best must-read books from The Essential Man’s Library"
  • Diane Carpenter
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Iliad should be read by everyone in my opinion. It's for sure one of my favorite books. It's educational, intelligent, poetic, and imaginative. The only bad part about this book is that it eventually ends. "
  • Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I think this is the perfect solution. When I think ancient Greece these are the exact 2 books I think about. "
  • Jonathan Alexander
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey are two of the greatest poems in the history of literature. They are presented here in a single tome. These are books that I first read in high school, but I go back to them every few years as I find new truths each time I read them."
  • Tammy Dean
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "The Iliad and the Odyssey is the best must-read books from The Essential Man’s Library"
  • Joyce Ramos
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I just completed a Continuing Studies course on The Odyssey at Stanford University conducted by the venerable Dr. Marsh McCall who actually made it a fun and fascinating class. During the class, we read from two of the most modern translations, this one from Lattmore as well as Robert Fagles' more recent translation. I found myself reading with both books open to the same chapter, comparing the language and meaning. Lattimore chose to retain the original verse count of the Ancient Greek text, which tended to cause some rather odd and strained English constructions at times. Though the meaning was similar and neither translation actually altered the overall content, It was surprising to realize how a subtle difference in word choice could alter the perception of a scene or dialogue. There are very few people in the world who can read Ancient Greek and even fewer who could translate such a sweeping epic poem, and Lattimore's work is surely an impressive accomplishment,"

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