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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49  ·  rating details  ·  535 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The 'red Macmillan' Iliad in the edition of W. Leaf, which had served since the 1880s, was replaced in 1978 & '84 by the two-volume edition of M.M. Willcock. Coverage of twelve books in each volume demands concise introduction & commentary, but Willcock is not omissive. He includes, for example, mention of significant aspects of Homeric diction more fully in the ea ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published November 14th 2009 by Duckworth Publishing (first published January 1st 1924)
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Julia Boechat Machado
Uma linda obra em brilhante tradução-transcriação de Haroldo de Campos. Uma ótima leitura pra quem gosta de clássicos ou de mitologia grega.
I'm not actually using the Loeb to read this but it's hard in GoodReads to find the correct editions...I'm using the Willcock commentary (Bristol Classical Press) this time...just going through the first book again to refresh my Greek. I may do more. At this point I don't yet know how far I'll go but I'll definitely review the first book.
A little drier than the Odyssey in my opinion, but still decent reading material for a lazy week.
I am giving this 5 stars, mostly because when reading it, you can get the sense of why this book has been considered so important for so long. There are many phrases ("wine-dark sea", "biting the dust") that are even now frequently said. It's clearly an important book in the history of Western civilization. It's actually pretty enjoyable, if you want adventure and fighting and bragging. Surprisingly graphic violence too.

As a piece of literature, it's grand, but frankly, somewhat strange and alie
James Violand
Jun 30, 2014 James Violand rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone.
Shelves: own
Greatest epic ever written. A guy's book. Terrific on all levels. A must read by anyone who claims to be educated.
get a map and read it in a tropical place.
under a palm tree with the aroma of sunscreen.

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In the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek: Όμηρος) is considered the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time,
More about Homer...
The Odyssey The Iliad The Iliad/The Odyssey Homeric Hymns The Odyssey, Book 1-12

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