Classics - Works of Classical Literature

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Looking for some works of ancient Greek and Roman literature? If so, then you have found the right page at Mythography! Here I offer some suggestions of my favorite translations of classics such as The Odyssey and The Aeneid.

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The Iliad translated by Robert Fitzgerald

The Iliad of Homer - with its tales of heroism and hubris - is one of the most compelling epics ever composed.

The Odyssey translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Homer’s Odyssey is quite possibly one of the most important works of Western literature.

Hesiod: Theogony, Works & Days, Shield translated by Apostolos N. Athanassakis

Athanassakis offers a stunning translation of Hesiod. The author also includes a wealth of information about the poems.

Sappho: A New Translation by Mary Barnard

This elegant book features beautiful translations of the poetry of Sappho.

The Aeneid translated by Robert Fitzgerald

See how the Roman poet Virgil was inspired by the epics of Homer in his work the Aeneid.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation by Allen Mandelbaum

This book is a beautiful translation of Ovid’s masterpiece, The Metamorphoses.

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