This book is two of the most famous and influential stories ever put to paper, providing the foundation for western literature for more than two millennia. Arguably unparalleled in their depth and beauty, Homer's “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” revolve around the Trojan war and Odysseus's epic journey home, and constitute necessary reading for all lovers of literature. These texts are amongst oldest surviving works of Western literature, dating back to somewhere within the eighth century BC. This book would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Many old books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Greek mythology.