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The Odyssey Of Homer
by Homer, Trans. By Alexander Pope
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Rex Warner, New York Times Book Review
"[Lattimore's] complete Homer is indeed a splendid achievement, and I shall be very far from being alone in regarding it...as the best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet."
Lattimore...This is the best Odyssey in modern English."
"[Lattimore's] Odyssey is his masterpiece."
"Lattimore's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the most eloquent, persuasive, and imaginative I have seen. It reads as if the poem had originally been written in English."
"Lattimore's translation of Homer'sOdyssey is the most eloquent, persuasive and imaginative I have seen. It reads as if the poem had originally been written in English."
"In this Odyssey Professor Lattimore has achieved his chef d'oeuvre as a translator...[A] dazzling and well-nigh flawless performance...Here is a master in perfect control of his medium...A landmark in the history of modern translation...It would be a crime to underestimate the miraculous and self-effacing artistry with which Professor Lattimore has reanimated Homer for this generation, and perhaps for other generations to come."
"The best...translator of Greek poetry into English is Richmond Lattimore...This is the best Odyssey in modern English."
The most eloquent translation of Homer's Odyssey into modern English.
About the Author
Richmond Lattimore was born in 1906. He was considered one of the leading translators of Greek classical literature. He died in 1984
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