I have been working through the Pharr Homeric Greek for the past year and am nearing the end. After completing the Pharr, I would like to continue working through the remaining books of the Iliad; realizing at my pace, this will take several years to complete. Is there a particular edition of the Iliad anyone would recommend using. I know that Cambridge "Yellow/Green" editions have published commentaries for some of the books, but I was hoping to buy a complete edition where I could write marginal notes. I have the Loeb edition, which I have been using to check my translations and as a crib, but the books are small and difficult to make notes.
I was thinking of getting the Oxford Classical Text edition or the the Bristol edition (see link http://www.amazon.com/Homer-Iliad-I-XII ... er+bristol ). I know that M.L West has an edition as well.
The Bristol edition looked interesting because it the entire Iliad is published in two volumes and that a commentary apparatus. I am not sure if the commentary is helpful in terms up clearing up points of grammar, vocabulary, etc.
Does anyone have recommendations for a good edition of the Iliad and other resources to continue reading? Of course I have the Cunliffe Homeric Lexicon.