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  • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey |  Homer,W. H. D. Rouse - translator

    Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    Ganesh says: "Best Iliad experience on Audible"
  • The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation |  Homer,Robert Fitzgerald - translator

    The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Since it was first published more than 25 years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal).

    Tad Davis says: "Beautiful"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Richmond Lattimore - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
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    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 BC, 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"
  • The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander |  Homer,Caroline Alexander - translator

    The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Homer, Caroline Alexander - translator
    • Narrated By Dominic Keating
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source - a translation epic in scale yet devastating in its precision and power.

    Tad Davis says: "Forceful"
  • The Iliad of Homer |  The Great Courses

    The Iliad of Homer

    • ORIGINAL (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Elizabeth Vandiver
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    For thousands of years, Homer's ancient epic poem the Iliad has enchanted readers from around the world. When you join Professor Vandiver for this lecture series on the Iliad, you'll come to understand what has enthralled and gripped so many people.Her compelling 12-lecture look at this literary masterpiece -whether it's the work of many authors or the "vision" of a single blind poet - makes it vividly clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Iliad remains not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told but also one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written.

    Machteacher says: "Vandiver never disappoints"
  • Iliad |  Homer,Stanley Lombardo - translator

    Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated By Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
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    The first of Homer's great epic poems, the Iliad portrays the final days of the Trojan war. The Iliad has stood the test of time and is still one of (it not the) best depictions of ancient warfare. It is an essential precursor to the infamous journey of Odysseus. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

    Anthony says: "The Iliad made pleasurable."
  • The Iliad & The Odyssey |  Homer

    The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lescault
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    Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity.

    Sam says: "Worth the price, worth the time"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Ian Johnston (translator)

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Homer, Ian Johnston (translator)
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
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    Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of 50 critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word.

    Tad Davis says: "Excellent version"
  • The Modern Scholar: Archaeology and the Iliad: The Trojan War in Homer and History | Eric H. Cline

    The Modern Scholar: Archaeology and the Iliad: The Trojan War in Homer and History

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Eric H. Cline
    • Narrated By Eric H. Cline
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    The Trojan War, captured forever in Homer's epic poem the Iliad, resonates to the present day in the popular imagination. But did Troy actually exist? And if so, where is it located? Was the Trojan War actually fought? And why? In this course, professor Eric H. Cline examines the history of Troy and delves into the archaeological discoveries that help to answer the questions above. Through an incisive analysis of known data, Professor Cline provides a fuller, richer understanding of this historic clash.

    Nathan says: "I can see the windy plains of Troy"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Stephen Mitchell - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell - translator
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    The power and the beauty of The Iliad resound again across 2,700 years in Stephen Mitchell's exciting new translation, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flowed in every word. And we are there with them amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

    Darwin8u says: "Mitchell's Translation is Brilliant Poetry"
  • The Iliad |  Homer,Alexander Pope - translator

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Homer, Alexander Pope - translator
    • Narrated By Michael Page
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    One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its center is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader, Agamemnon.

    Jlongtorso says: "The beauty of Pope's Iliad made audible."
  • Iliad: CliffsNotes | Bob Linn, Ph.D.

    Iliad: CliffsNotes

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bob Linn, Ph.D.
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The CliffsNotes study guide on Homer's Iliad supplements the original literary work, giving you background information about the author, an introduction to the work, and critical commentaries, all for you to use as an educational tool that will allow you to better understand the work.

    Shider says: "Simply great!"
  • The Iliad |  Homer

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Most of the great Greek stories and epic tales are initiated over women, which is exactly what happens in the very beginning of The Iliad by Homer. The Trojan War has been waging for nearly a decade, and really erupted when Helen, the wife to Menelaos, was kidnapped and thus launched the "thousand ships" in pursuit of her. This is the reason that the Achaians and the Trojans have been fighting each other for so long. Achilles, who has become hero to the Greeks, is given the present of a slave girl for his excellence in battle.

  • La Iliada [The Iliad] |  Homer

    La Iliada [The Iliad]

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Daniel Quintero
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    La historia de la guerra de Troya. La anecdota suele regodearse sobre la figura legendaria de Homero, supuesto juglar ciego que iba de pueblo en pueblo cantando sus grandes narraciones epicas.

    Alexánder says: "LÁSTIMA QUE SEA TAN SOLO UN RESUMEN"
  • The Essential Iliad |  Homer,Stanley Lombardo - translator

    The Essential Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
    • Narrated By Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
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    This audiobook contains the most exciting and essential parts of the Iliad, capturing the final 50 days of the Trojan war and bringing to life ancient men and heroic battles. It provides an integral beginning to the infamous journey of Odysseus. Translated by Stanley Lombardo.

  • Homer: The Iliad |  Homer

    Homer: The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
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    Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word. While the heroes fight before the walls of Troy the gods have also drawn up battle lines, and it is their disagreements as much as the heroes' efforts which will decide the conflict. Despite the poem's antiquity, the very real, human qualities of the protagonists and their dilemmas make The Iliad immediately accessible.

  • The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War | Caroline Alexander

    The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Caroline Alexander
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Few warriors, in life or literature, have challenged their commanding officer and the rationale of the war they fought as fiercely as did Homer's hero Achilles. Today, the Iliad is celebrated as one of the greatest works in literature, the epic of all epics; many have forgotten that the subject of this ancient poem was war - not merely the poetical romance of the war at Troy, but War, in all its enduring devastation.

    Roy says: "Full of Surprises"
  • Iliade (The Iliad) |  Omero

    Iliade (The Iliad)

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Omero
    • Narrated By Claudio Carini
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    Primo capolavoro della letteratura occidentale, scritto probabilmente intorno all'VIII secolo a.c., l'Iliade è, insieme con l'Odissea, uno dei pilastri di tutta la cultura occidentale. Nel poema si narrano i 51 giorni della guerra di Troia, dall'ira di Achille ai funerali di Ettore, densi di battaglie ed imprese nelle quali si intrecciano continuamente i destini di dèi ed eroi.

  • The Iliad |  Homer,Stephen Mitchell (translator)

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Homer, Stephen Mitchell (translator)
    • Narrated By Alfred Molina
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    A man seduces another's wife then kidnaps her. The husband and his brother get a gang together to steal her back and take revenge. The woman regrets being seduced and wants to escape whilst the man's entourage resent the position they have been placed in. Yet the battle lines have been drawn and there is no going back... Not the plot of the latest Hollywood thriller, but the basis of The Iliad - the Greek classic that details the war between the Greeks and the Trojans after the kidnapping of Helen of Sparta.

    Alex says: "Brilliant"
  • The Aeneid |  Virgil

    The Aeneid

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Virgil
    • Narrated By Simon Callow
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    The publication of a new translation by Fagles is a literary event. His translations of both the Iliad and Odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, Fagles has reintroduced Virgil's Aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of Western civilization.

    Rob says: "Fagles is best"
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