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.

Getting a New Read on Homer's Classics

Getting a New Read on Homer's Classics

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6849615/6849620" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

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.

The Iliad
By Homer, Ian Johnston

Buy Featured Book

Title
The Iliad
Author
Homer, Ian Johnston

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The Odyssey
By Homer, Ian Johnston

Buy Featured Book

Title
The Odyssey
Author
Homer, Ian Johnston

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?