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  • The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Homer, Richard Lattimore (translator)
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    (184)
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    (130)
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    (132)

    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century B.C.,and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    Jefferson says: "An Excellent Iliad"
    "Charlton Griffin of the Great War Cry"
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    If you could sum up The Iliad in three words, what would they be?

    Intellectual, historic, classic


    What other book might you compare The Iliad to and why?

    The Odyssey is the obvious choice here, but for those who have not read Homer, it has traces of a Shakespearean sound with powerful descriptive vocabulary, but a more adventurous feel. Great for getting a feel for Greek mythology.


    What about Charlton Griffin’s performance did you like?

    He was incredible. This is not an easy book to read, and he was very articulate, even with difficult Grecian names. Very dynamic and clear, and even did a good job with the female voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    24 hours? No chance. I listened to this on the way to and from work though, and I really enjoyed it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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