Homer
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Homer

Homer was probably born around 725BC on the Coast of Asia Minor, now the coast of Turkey, but then really a part of Greece. Homer was the first Greek writer whose work survives.

He was one of a long line of bards, or poets, who worked in the oral tradition. Homer and other bards of the time could recite, or chant, long epic poems.

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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By A. Ketbi on 12-02-18

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    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature....

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    • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Fagles yes, McKellen yes, Production NO!

    • By Vic on 06-13-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Iliad

    • A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
    • By: Homer, Caroline Alexander - translator
    • Narrated by: Dominic Keating
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Forceful

    • By Tad Davis on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $39.92

    • The Odyssey

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance

    • By CJD on 06-01-15

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    • The Iliad

    • The Fitzgerald Translation
    • By: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald - translator
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By Tad Davis on 10-08-14

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    • The Iliad & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
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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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Tiffany on 02-18-07

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    • Odyssey

    • The Story of Odysseus
    • By: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars....

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    • By Tad Davis on 12-02-08

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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 57
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    The Homeric saga of the shipwrecks, wanderings, and homecoming of Odysseus encompasses a virtual inventory of the themes and attitudes that have shaped Western culture....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good British Sound

    • By Melissa Phillips on 08-16-07
    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 01-01-06
    • 4 out of 5 stars 122 ratings

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    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Long considered the world's greatest adventure story, The Odyssey is celebration of life in all its infinite variety....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
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    • By Una on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $15.36

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