In every century since the renaissance, English speakers have felt compelled to
possess a translation written especially for their own time of this great epic
poem, the earliest and most central literary text of Western culture. That need
has been thoroughly met in our century by the distinguished poet and classicist
Robert Fitzgerald, whose version of "The Iliad" does justice in every way to the
fluent vigor and gravity of the Homeric original.
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