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Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn, The New York Times Book Review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 32mm | 439g
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1M.
  • 0872203522
  • 9780872203525
  • 128,554

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Accessible as Lombardo's translation is, it is rendered even more so by the superb Introduction by Sheila Murnaghan, which provides a rich but lucid discussion of the classical context of the epic. This handsome, superbly done "Iliad" will be enjoyed by everyone. Highly recommended. --T. F. Merrill, "Library Journal"
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About Homer

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.
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