"The Iliad", Homer's first epic that is continued in "The Odyssey", isn't as fun or involving as its successor, in my opinion, but it's still one of the first stories ever put to paper in the Western world and, like "The Odyssey", lays the foundations for stories which would come later. A good tale of war, intrigue, backstabbing, and violence, "The Iliad" also does well showing the cold hearts of the Grecian gods and goddesses. Do read this, especially the translation by Robert Fagles, to discover one of the most important works in Western literature history.
The World's Greatest War Novel...
Translated by W.H.D. Rouse in "plain English" translation. It is nearest contemporary English equivalent to the epic that Homer's audience heard at their banquets.
Forced to read this in high school, it's now an old favorite.
This is an abridged, cartoon style of the book.
Still a best-seller after 2700 years. And for good reason. The book is a great read.
translated by W H D Rouse
Classic... what more can I say!
My daughter read it for school.
This is a book I should have read, years ago, in school. Now I wished I had. This book is pure POETRY with all the brutality of a DeMille film. Highly recommend this book!
The style of the writing is difficult to read at first if you have never read books from this time. However after getting accustomed to this the reading flows nicely. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good story.