The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern
revisions of them, such as the filmO Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine
danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist
Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into one of the most famous and beloved
ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully
selected excerpts of Homer'sIliad. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording
provides high-quality access to one of the greatest works in world literature.
“The most daring, rapid and colloquial translation of Homer’sIliadthat I know.
Lombardo’s taut and punchy verse conveys admirably and accurately the excitement
and desperation of the battle, the