Getting a New Read on Homer's Classics

Ian Johnston's new translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey make the epic tales more accessible to an audience less grounded in the classics. But the translations remain true to his poetry. Elaine Fantham and Scott Simon turn the pages.

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