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Iliad and the odyssey boxed set
Praise for Peter Green's translation of The Odyssey "Green brings to the poem the rhetorical directness and historical expertise which worked so well in his translation of The Iliad. Speeches in his version are vigorous and direct."--London Review of Books "An amazingly accessible translation for experienced or novice readers, a translation that conveys both the feeling and the sense of the original lyrical Greek. . . . eminently suitable for classroom use."--Choice "Comparisons to [Emily] Wilson's recent translation are inevitable. . . . Both Wilson and Green capture the spirit of the Odyssey, but word-for-word, Green also captures a feel for the Homeric language, an experience closer to the original."--Library Journal "Green's intelligent translation is . . . a superb choice."--The Weekly Standard Praise for Peter Green's translation of The Iliad "Taken as a whole, this is the best line-for-line translation of the poem I know."--London Review of Books "Peter Green's particular merit lies in achieving a clarity and fluidity that carries the reader forward. A notable achievement."--Times Literary Supplement "[Green] gets the interpretation right without interrupting the forward motion that is always Homer's aim--and this is one of the great virtues of Green's translation as a whole: its limber fluency."--New York Review of Books
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