Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 26, 2019. Lots of typos!!! Gale ECCO, Print Editions (April 17, 2018). Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. In short: In 2015, this is the best translation to get. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Homer's epic will engage you, break your heart, and raise a lot of good questions about warfare. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq; ... of 5; Volume 1 [Homer] on Amazon.com. The wrong voice for an audio book can be a killer. I almost NEVER give something five stars! Please try again. It is to help you decide which translation of the Iliad to choose. Years ago I had the Penguin recording on tape, which eventually got chewed up and I've been looking to replace it even since. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Do yourself a favour and order the Deluxe Paperback. Steven Shankman provides scholarly critical apparatus for this Penguin English Poets edition, which is based on the 1743 edition that contains the poet's final revisions. Fully recommended even at a higher price. The Odyssey is more of an adventure, per se, but there's nothing like the Iliad to so effectively convey human emotions. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2018. I don't know what's up with all the negative reviews here, I thought Fagels' translation was vivid, modern, and muscular. Translated by Alexander Pope… Please try your request again later. I almost NEVER give something five stars! We work hard to protect your security and privacy. The Introduction alone is good enough to justify the price of the book. There was a problem loading your book clubs. In the meantime I bought a dreadful American recording that made me cringe and only lasted for 5 mins listening!! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Homer's epic will engage you, break your heart, and raise a lot of good questions about warfare. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2015. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019. Now I'm the proud owner of the Jacobi recording and loving every minute of it. Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2019. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. In short: In 2015, this is the best translation to get. This translation is decent (I had to read the poetic translations for academic work) for a general reading, and very enjoyable. Please try your request again later. Unable to add item to List. I had to keep getting corrected by people who had the paper version because of the typos and misprints in the kindle version. The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. On Reading Pope's Homer. The Aeneid (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition), HOMER: The Iliad & The Odyssey (Deluxe Edition), The Divine Comedy (The Inferno, The Purgatorio, and The Paradiso), Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes, 75th Anniversary Illustrated Edition, The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The Iliad of Homer. Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2019. Thrilling, engaging, enthralling story, couldn’t put it down, except to work and sleep and eat and use the lavatory.