Caroline Alexander

Caroline Alexander, whose translation of the Iliad was published in 2015, is the author of The Endurance, The Bounty, and The War That Killed Achilles. Her journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic. She founded the Department of Classics at the University of Malawi.

The Guru of Athens

Can age-old philosophy lead the way to happiness?

by Caroline Alexander | Monday, December 03, 2018

Crossing the Wine-Dark Sea

In search of the places that inspired the Iliad—and the traces of upheaval, conflict, and migration that led to its creation

by Caroline Alexander | Monday, June 03, 2019