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  • The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Fagles (translator), Homer
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    Overall
    (194)
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    (132)
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    (132)

    Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer’s poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad’s mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance."

    Amazon Customer says: "Outstanding in every way"
    "excellent reading of the Iliad"
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    If you could sum up The Iliad in three words, what would they be?

    exciting, engrossing, interesting


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

    The Odyssey and the Aeneid because they deal with the same story.


    What does Derek Jacobi and Maria Tucci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Just a very good dramatic reading. I am very aware of Derek Jacobi and what a good Shakespearean actor he is.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the argument between Agamemnon and Achilles


    Any additional comments?

    I was disappointed that the Iliad stopped at Book 8! I was going to use the book for my students to hear Achilles' speech in Book 9!

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