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Samantha

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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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    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"
    "Huge pieces not included"
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    Important parts were skipped over and not even mentioned in the short summaries. Because of this the listener loses key aspects of the characters makeup and thus, misses great opportunities to interpret and understand seemingly simple dialogue and actions.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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