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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 |  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: 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,Robert Fagles - translator

    The Iliad

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • 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."

    Sher from Provo says: "Outstanding in every way"
  • 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 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"
  • Why Homer Matters | Adam Nicolson

    Why Homer Matters

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Adam Nicolson
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek - and our - consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our own time.

    Jean says: "Fascinating"
  • 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 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.

  • 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 |  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 & 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"
  • 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 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: The Story of Achilles |  Homer

    The Iliad: The Story of Achilles

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Homer
    • Narrated By Anthony Heald
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    Homer's 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 heroism and treachery of its combatants unmatched in song and story. Driven by fierce passions and loyalties, men and gods battle to a devastating conclusion.

    J.C. says: "A good translation and narrator."
  • The Children's Homer | Padraic Colum

    The Children's Homer

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Padraic Colum
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
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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"
  • Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad | Alice Oswald,Eavan Boland (afterword)

    Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By Alice Oswald, Eavan Boland (afterword)
    • Narrated By Mark Ashby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Matthew Arnold praised the Iliad for its "nobility", as has everyone ever since - but ancient critics praised it for its enargeia, its "bright unbearable reality" (the word used when gods come to earth, not in disguise but as themselves). To retrieve the poem's energy, Alice Oswald has stripped away its story, and her account focuses by turns on Homer's extended similes and on the brief 'biographies' of the minor war-dead, most of whom are little more than names, but each of whom lives and dies unforgettably - and unforgotten - in the copiousness of Homer's glance.

    Adam says: "I Tried. Really, I Did."
  • 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.

  • 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?"
  • Iliade: Libri 1-5 [The Iliad: Books 1-5]: Il poema della guerra [The Poem of War] |  Homer,Vincenzo Monti (translator)

    Iliade: Libri 1-5 [The Iliad: Books 1-5]: Il poema della guerra [The Poem of War]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Homer, Vincenzo Monti (translator)
    • Narrated By Franco Costantini
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    Benvenuti nell'epico mondo dell'Iliade, dove è sempre un buon giorno per vincere o morire. Nell'ultimo anno dell'assedio di Troia, Dei ed eroi, condottieri e soldati si affrontano in grandiose battaglie. Dalla contesa tra Achille e Agamennone al celebre catalogo delle navi, dalla sfida di Paride a Menelao per l'amore di Elena alle imprese del possente guerriero Diomede....

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