From its first affordable translation of Homer’s The Odyssey in 1946 to its 21st-century redesign, the Penguin Classics series has left an indelible mark on literature. Here, author and expert Henry Eliot reveals its history through five of its most significant titles.
Classicist, author and researcher Emily Hauser’s For the Most Beautiful imagines the lives of two largely overlooked Trojan women from The Iliad. Here, she tells us about the Trojan women depicted in Homer’s epic, historical facts about their real-life counterparts and the stories about them that survived
Homer is a much-debated figure traditionally considered to have composed the two great oral poems The Odyssey and The Iliad in eighth or seventh-century-BC Greece
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