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Selections from the Iliad, translated by Stanley Lombardo
- Book I (the rage of Achilles)
- from Book VI (Hector returns to Troy)
- from Book VIII (the tide of battle turns)
- Book IX (the embassy to Achilles)
- from Book XVI (Patroclus fights and dies)
- Book XVIII (the shield of Achilles)
- Book XXII (the death of Hector)
- Book XXIV (Achilles and Priam)
Note: for summaries of missing books, please consult your textbook, or click here.
The Odyssey of Homer, translated by Robert Fagles
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated and read by Marie Borroff
Parts One through Four (includes plot summary)