I read the Odyssey and the Illiad to my kids last year; I don't remember the translation I used. They were not super into Greek mythology, we were just working through the ancients in history. They both enjoyed both (probably because I was the one reading). They still point it out when they come across phrases like "wine-dark sea" in their other reading, because some of the metaphors and similes were used so frequently. Reading them aloud gave rise to some interesting conversations about poetic language and clichés.

I read Hamilton in high school and again in college. I loved it, but it is like Dragnet - "Just the facts, ma'am." My Girl has read it, but the Boy requires artwork.