A glorious boxed set featuring Robert Fagless award-winning translations of the three great epics of Western literature
ONE OF THE PREEMINENT translators of our time, Robert Fagless interpretations of these epic poems give new life to three seminal works in the Western canon. The Penguin Classic Deluxe Editions of The Iliad, The Odyssey
, and The Aeneid
are collected here for the first time in a specially designed gift box. Each volume contains a superb introduction by renowned classicist Bernard Knox.
about The Odyssey
Robert Fagles (1933-2008) was the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He won the 1997 PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.
" Robert Fagles is the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English."
-Garry Wills, The New Yorker
" Mr. Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless."
-Richard Jenkyns, The New York Times Book Review
" Robert Fagles gives the full range of Virgil's drama, grandeur, and pathos in vigorous, supple modern English. It is fitting that one of the great translators of The Iliad and The Odyssey in our times should also emerge as a surpassing translator of The Aeneid."
-J. M. Coetzee