Anthony Verity is a classical scholar and educationalist whose appointments include Head of Classics at Bristol Grammar School, Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School, and Master of Dulwich College from 1986 to 1995. His translations for Oxford World's Classics include Theocritus, Idylls, Pindar, The Complete Odes, and Homer, The Odyssey. Barbara Graziosi's research focuses on ancient Greek literature and its readers, both ancient and modern. Her books include Inventing Homer: The Early Reception of Epic (CUP, 2002, pbk 2007), Homer: The Resonance of Epic, (Duckworth, 2005, jointly written with Johannes Haubold), Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon (OUP, 2007, pbk 2010, jointly edited with Emily Greenwood), The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies (2009, jointly edited with G. R. Boys-Stones and P. Vasunia), a commentary on Iliad 6, co-written with Johannes Haubold, and The Gods of Olympus: A History (Profile, 2014). Forthcoming books include a VSI to Homer.
a fine new translation * Edward Luttwak, London Review of Books * Deeply enjoyable ... Considerable artistic effort and achievement. * Adrian Kelly, The Anglo-Hellenic Review No. 47 * Homer's epic [is] unpredictably and achingly beautiful. * Nadia Rogers, Irish Times *