Homer’s Iliad


Interest in Homer has been boosted by a remark by Jennifer Lopez’s school-teacher character in the film The Boy Next Door. Given a copy of the Iliad she exclaims: “Oh my God – this is a first edition?” See The Guardian article.

‘Three millennia after its composition, there are many obstacles to understanding this pillar of western literature – but the effort is worth it’ argues San Jordison desapite the catalogue of ships’ captains.

Read a short section from the latest edition of Homer’s great epic of the Trojan wars – the first English translation by a woman.