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Daniel Mendelsohn on a slimmer, faster Iliad

October 31st, 2011

Episode 229 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Daniel Mendelsohn reviews a new, slimmer version of Homer's Iliad, translated by Stephen Mitchell. Here Mendelsohn talks with Blake Eskin about where this new translation fits into the age-old argument over the authorship of the Iliad, and what's at stake.