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  • 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
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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"
  • 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 | Robert Fitzgerald (translator),Homer

    The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Robert Fitzgerald (translator), Homer
    • 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 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.

    Elan says: "Vandiver never disappoints"
  • The Children's Homer | Padraic Colum

    The Children's Homer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Padraic Colum
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This reissue of the 1919 classic combines the immortal stories from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into one glorious saga of heroism and magical adventure. Beloved by generations, Padraic Colum's masterful retelling of these epic adventures is remarkably fresh, consistently spellbinding, and unmatched for its richness and poetry.

    Marius says: "A great listen for adults as well"
  • The Iliad | Robert Fagles (translator),Homer

    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"
  • 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."
  • 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: Unabridged for Audible | Homer,F L Light (translator)

    The Iliad: Unabridged for Audible

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Homer, F L Light (translator)
    • Narrated By Jack Nolan
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    Frederick Lazarus Light's resolve to write a greater Iliad in English than Homer composed in Greek is manifest. This translation impersonates Homeric Greek. It runs with Achilleus and like man-shattering Hector in the shock of arms is resolutely sharp. As unrelenting as sublimity, not yielding lyrically, unprosaically vindicating Homer's vision, the brightest labor has been attempted and is brought over as a consummate attempt.

  • Iliad | Homer,Susan Sarandon (Introduction),Stanley Lombardo (Translator)

    Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Homer, Susan Sarandon (Introduction), Stanley Lombardo (Translator)
    • Narrated By Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon
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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.

    Daryl says: "Good for first timers"
  • The Iliad | Homer

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By John Lescault
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    One of the most extraordinary achievements in world literary history. Too good to be relegated to the dustbin of high-school required reading, the first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. (Translated by Samuel Butler.)

    James M says: "Illiad at three or four times the price worth it?"
  • The Modern Scholar: The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer | Professor Timothy B. Shutt

    The Modern Scholar: The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Professor Timothy B. Shutt
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    One of the Modern Scholar’s most popular professors, Timothy B. Shutt, brings his literary acumen and trademark enthusiasm to the study of the epic poems that sit at the very wellspring of Western culture. The earliest surviving works of Greek literature, Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey exert a continuing influence on modern culture, even today shaping people’s values and conduct. In the tales of Achilles and Hector, of Odysseus and Penelope, Homer explored the notion of arête, which translates as "excellence" or "virtue".

  • The Iliad | Homer,Richmond Lattimore (translator)

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 11 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 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"
  • 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 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"
  • The Iliad | Homer

    The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Anthony Quayle
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    The Iliad of Homer is the earliest work of European literature that we have. Created in the eighth century BC it has continued to arouse interest for over 2000 years. The author intended it to be heard, as delivered by a bard or rhapsode who had made the presentation of Greek epic poetry his profession, and who had command of the vocal resources and the dramatic power to move his audience.

  • Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography: Books That Changed the World | Alberto Manguel

    Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography: Books That Changed the World

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Alberto Manguel
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    No one knows if there was a man named Homer, but there is little doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature. "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey", with their incomparable tales of the Trojan War, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Cyclops, the beautiful Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are familiar to most people because they are so pervasive.

    Nelson Alexander says: "Some Things Just Don't Work in Audio"
  • 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"
  • A Ilíada e a Guerra de Troia [The Iliad and the Trojan War] | Homer

    A Ilíada e a Guerra de Troia [The Iliad and the Trojan War]

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Laura Mayumi, Angela Couto, Barros Batista, and others
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    A versão em áudio desta descrição da Guerra de Tróia é rica em elementos sonoros ligados às batalhas, à natureza, às manifestações dos deuses e à musicalidade grega. Com a participação de 16 profissionais de voz, entre atores, narradores e dubladores, que interpretam 34 personagens, além da voz do narrador.Vozes: Angela Couto (Atena); Barros Batista (Antíloco, Hermes, Dólon e Glauco); Carol Leiderfarb (Hera); Di Ramon (rei da Lícia, Menelau, soldado troiano e Príamo).

  • The Iliad | Homer,Samuel Butler (translator)

    The Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Homer, Samuel Butler (translator)
    • Narrated By Matthew Josdal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Iliad, together with The Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The work is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The story concerns events during the 10th and final year in the siege of the city of Troy by the Greeks.

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