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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. This version has been translated and set into English prose by Samuel Butler.

Public Domain (P)2012 Alpha DVD LLC

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Roman not Greek

I have the actual book of The Iliad and at some points they do not go based on the book translated by Samuel Butler they use the roman names and not the Greek names as is written in the copy of the book I got so it is very confusing to hear one thing and read another

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SAVAGE

The Iliad is savage. Long, but savage. Imagine living in those times? It is a must. End of story.

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Iliad

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Difficult to follow because so much time is spent describing the lineage of each character. Joe the son of ed, the brother of tom, the cousin of Allen, the nephew of Jack.......All with greek names...

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

no real ending the death of Hector

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

some interesting facts..

Was The Iliad worth the listening time?

not really a shorter summary would be as just as good.