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Extended Audio Sample The Iliad, by Homer Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.00002401998463 out of 53.00002401998463 out of 53.00002401998463 out of 53.00002401998463 out of 53.00002401998463 out of 5 3.00 (124,896 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Homer Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This masterful new verse translation of Homer's classic story of the Trojan War has been hailed by critics as “an astonishing performance”and “a remarkable tour de force.” Robert Fagles, chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University, brings the energy of contemporary language of this 2,700-year-old epic, while maintaining the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, as well as the impact and nuance of Homer's mesmerizing repeated phrases.

As a scholar, Fagles praises Homer's directness and simplicity, the breadth of his imagination, and the power of his song. As a translator, he brilliantly captures these very qualities—which makes this Iliad not only a superb literary work, but a tremendous listening experience.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate Donnelly | 2/19/2014

    " Gives a highly insightful and clear vision of the epic roman empire and the tragic story of the battle of Troy and the fight for the beautiful Helen of Troy. The story's characters are imaginative and beautifully described from the villainous Agamemnon and Menelaus to the heroic Hector and Achilles. Homers story truly is the definition of "epic battle". A must read for all fans of Classical Studies, Greek and Roman mythology and history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by RK Byers | 2/17/2014

    " GREAT translation. my only disappointment is that I thought for some reason that the story included the death of Achilles. I must watch too many movies... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam Scavo | 2/14/2014

    " very interesting book. it helped me stay awake. this had a lot of action and i like books that actually do things and make the book feel better then it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by William | 2/14/2014

    " Ajax, Diomedes, Hector, Odysseus, oh my! Loving it. "

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