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    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Matthew Josdal
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Roman not Greek

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-17

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Iliad

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: John Lescault
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
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      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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.)

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Illiad at three or four times the price worth it?

    • By James M on 12-29-03

    Regular price: $23.80

    • 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
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Originally meant to be heard rather than read, this great epic returns to the oral form for today's listeners.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An impassioned reading

    • By Tad Davis on 08-27-07

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Odyssey

    • By: Homer, Samuel Butler - translator
    • Narrated by: Roger Rees
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Long considered the world's greatest adventure story, The Odyssey is celebration of life in all its infinite variety. The poem has deeply ingrained in us the sense of life as a journey, introducing a gallery of characters and events that have profoundly influenced western literature. Scylla and Charybdis, Circe, the Lotus Eaters, a visit with the dead, and, through it all, Odysseus's determined search for home, are all here in a classic translation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • mythology

    • By Una on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $15.36