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.
@RageAgainstTheAchaean Pissed. I am so, so very pissed.
First I have to go to this beach. Then I have to kill all these dudes. And NOW – now! This prick stole my biscuit. Who does that? Am I right?
Can’t resolve this problem on my own – calling Mom!
From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less about The Iliad
@IthacaStateOfMind Uh oh. This cave is a giant’s lair. He has a taste for cheese, and my companions. He also has only one eye. Trying to keep from laughing.
Got him drunk. Put a hot poker in his ONE EYE when he blacked out. That will show him – if he could see. LOL. Time to leave.
Damn. Poseidon pissed. How was I supposed to know One-Eye was his son? What Olympian whore did he sleep with to get an issue like that?
From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less about The Odyssey