Black figure kylix, Heracles struggling with the sea-god Triton, ringed by dancing sea-nymphs, ca. 550 B.C.

Listen to exclusive audio clips of Homeric translator, Robert Fagles, reading The Odyssey in Greek and Sir Ian McKellan reading the English translation

Robert Fagles is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He is the recipient of a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His acclaimed verse translations include Sophocles' Three Theban Plays, Aeschylus' Oresteia (nominated for a National Book Award in 1977), Homer's Iliad (winner of the 1991 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by The Academy of American Poets, an award from the Translation Center of Columbia University, and the New Jersey Humanities Book Award) and Homer's Odyssey (1996). He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. He is currently at work on a new translation of Virgil's Aeneid.