The Illiad can seem slow at times, but it is definitely worth persisting.
Although there are sections that go through enormous detail about who slew whom, there are others of breathtaking beauty. The book provides incredible insight into how much and how little humans have changed over the past few millennia. A story of combat, loss and above all honor.
This translation is beautifully read, with the reader admirably bringing each character to life over 2500 years after they fell on the plains of Troy.
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