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 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

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisit the Classics

    • By The Kindler on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $18.87

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,657

    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 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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 Iliad & The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 28 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 420
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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
    • Great Audio

    • By Tiffany on 02-18-07

    Regular price: $28.95

    • Homer

    • The Essential Homer
    • By: Homer, Susan Sarandon (introduction), Stanley Lombardo (translator)
    • Narrated by: Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    The most exciting and essential parts of these two historic, epic poems: the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding abridgement

    • By Paulo Henrique Nobrega Tavares on 01-06-13

    Regular price: $36.40

    • 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
    • mythology

    • By Una on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $15.36

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    One of the true masterpieces of all time, The Iliad tells the story of Achilles, the greatest warrior of ancient Greece, and how his wrath brought about the fall of the city of Troy...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An impassioned reading

    • By Tad Davis on 08-27-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Ilias

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 21 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ausgelöst durch Paris' Raub der Helena, der schönsten aller Frauen, herrscht ein jahrelanger Krieg zwischen den Griechen und den Bewohners Trojas...

    Regular price: $22.15

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    The Odyssey is an ancient Greek poem which tells the story of the hero Ulysses and his arduous journey home after the long and bloody Trojan war....

    Regular price: $24.95

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