The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters
Where does Homer come from? And why does Homer matter? His epic poems of war and suffering can still speak to us of the role of destiny in life, of cruelty, of humanity and its frailty, but why they do is a mystery. How can we be so intimate with something so distant?
- Charlotte Higgins, Guardian
- Sam Leith, Spectator
- Allan Massie, Literary Review
- Henry Power, Evening Standard
It is an astonishing tour de force that reveals Homer to be at once as ancient as papyrus and as modern as MTV.’
- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Telegraph