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Nancy

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  • The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Fagles (translator), Homer
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
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    Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language of this 2,700-year-old epic, while maintaining the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, as well as the impact and nuance of Homer's mesmerizing repeated phrases.

    As a scholar, Fagles praises Homer's directness and simplicity, the breadth of his imagination, and the power of his song. As a translator, he brilliantly captures these very qualities.

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding in every way"
    "Errgh--why would you abridge THE ILIAD?!"
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    If you could sum up The Iliad in three words, what would they be?

    Errgh--why would you abridge THE ILIAD?! Especially when Derek Jacobi is reading it. He's awesome. But then, so is Homer.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both. It's beautiful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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