I think for all the books that I cannot recall the date I read them, I'm using January 1, 2010. I was required to read these in college. The Odyssey was actually pretty good. Odysseus is a clever and determined hero and I prefer those. It was also a creative adventure and a journey which are also fun. I did not care for the Iliad. One entire chapter was a roll call for the Greeks invading Troy. I don't like Achilles. For a legendary Greek warrior he is a whiny little mama's boy. In fact, I didn't really like any of the Greeks except Odysseus. I preferred the Trojans (except for Paris who was also a selfish brat like Achilles), which will probably tell you what I though of how the plot worked out.