"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
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.; March 1997
- ISBN: 9781603842303
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Iliad
Series: Hackett Classics
- Author: Homer; Stanley Lombardo (trans.); Sheila Murnaghan
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
In The Press
"It is hard to overstate the attractions of this translation. In a rhythm sinewy and flexible, with language that is precise, lyrical and fresh, Lombardo's Iliad pulses with all the power and luminosity of the Greek. He shows extraordinary sensitivity to the images and aural effects of the ancient poem. There are brilliant touches on every page. . . . Altogether this is as good as Homer gets in English."
—Richard P. Martin, Princeton University
About The Author
Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.
Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.