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A careful selection of poetry verses from both Iliad and Odyssey have been made in this book titled, “The Essential Homer”. It is known to be one of the best translations of Homer’s epic poetries and is certainly a homer best book. The abridgment used in this book is highly efficient, taking the story forward seamlessly.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is one of the most accessible versions of the two classics Iliad and Odyssey and is highly recommended for first time learners of Greek history.
Read it for
Themes such as war, anger, courage, greed, and others have been described beautifully in the earliest texts of western literature which is Iliad and Odyssey.
Don't read it for
A tad bit lengthier.