Find a summary of this and each chapter of the iliad. The language is just a bit modernized so the flow of the narration is awesome. There are always new translations of the iliad coming out, but this one has a very specific approach, both in terms of its philosophy of. I had read fagles new translation, but nothing prepared me for the powerful and almost musical reading. The iliad depicts a roughly 3000yearold warrior culture based on men winning glory by fighting other men and stealing their possessions and enslaving their women, all while placating the touchy gods, though one can. The funny thing is simmonss ilium is a scifi epic about one of the greatest epics of all time, homers the iliad. For the best experience please update your browser. The iliad is a textbook example of not one, but three different types of literary genres. Written by homer, audiobook narrated by john lescault. Chapter summary for homers the iliad, book 15 summary. The iliad, together with the odyssey, is one of two ancient greek epic poems traditionally attributed to homer.
It is the same length as the librivox abridged iliad which is also available on other websites for free. Oswald, reading from her new booklength poem based on the iliad. Advances in mobile computing power and data connectivity made audio book consumption very practical while onthemove the perfect use case. The iliad tells the epic story of the war of troy and its tenyear siege, bloody battles and great heroes. The courses short literature lessons and selfassessment quizzes can help you. However i do not know which version i should get since there are so many available on audible. The iliad, unabridged audiobook on mp3 with ebook 9781400167067 by homer.
In may 2008, irex technologies added a third installment to the iliad line of products, this time branded under the name iliad book edition. Achilles has quarrelled with agamemnon and sulks in his tent while hector brings his trojans to the brink of victory. Hear homers iliad read in the original ancient greek open. A preoccupation with this part of journalism practice, however, within the news media industry and among scholars, obscures what james carey. Enhanced with an introduction read by susan sarandon, this audio book edition of the iliad fully captures the epic nature of this story of an ancient tragedy. These classic epics provided the basis for greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the roman empire and the spread of christianity. When you join professor vandiver for this lecture series on the iliad, youll come to understand what has enthralled and gripped so many people. Separately, but certainly worth noting, librivox offers free audiobook versions of the iliad and odyssey, both based on the butler translation. Well, its not so much about the iliad as it i cant seem to say enough in.
We can find fewer finer or more recognizable examples of the stuff than homers iliad, and above you can hear a reading of a section of the iliad book 23, lines 62107 in the original ancient greek language. Sep 01, 2007 one the earliest and greatest epic poems of the western world, the iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the trojan war. The mighty warrior achilles, whose mother held him by the heel while immerging him in the river. I found it entertaining, easy listening, informative and well presented. One of britains leading classical actors, anton lesser has worked extensively at the national theatre, and is an associate artist of the royal shakespeare company, where, over the years, he has played many of the principal roles, including romeo, troilus, petruchio and richard iii. The iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to homer. Homer, the iliad based on samuel butler translation free mp3 zip file. Before i make any criticism, i want to say that for me, this was a couldnt put it down audio book. According to the screenshot above, the first book of the iliad should be 45. We examine the contemporary obsession with homers iliad, and chart.
Naxos audiobooks iliad, the unabridged anton lesser. They are both attributed to the blind poet homer, and are called iliad and odyssey. The iliad, by homer full audiobook homers iliad is the first great work of western literature. Sure, you enjoyed hearing the way ancient greek music actually sounded last week, but what about the way ancient greek poetry actually sounded. Listen to the iliad audiobook by homer, robert fagles translator, narrated by derek jacobi. While the heroes fight before the walls of troy the gods have also drawn up battle lines, and it. We do not know if it was the same author who wrote both. This version of the iliad is the translation by alexander pope. Vincent millay, robert louis stevenson, walt whitman, lord byron, emily dickinson and william wordsworth. The iliad, an epic poem attributed to homer and the oldest extant piece of european literature, is conventionally divided into 24 books.
This is how the iliad should be heard it is a poem meant to be heard, not read, and the fabulous translation makes this accessible and easy to understand. One of the modern scholars most popular professors, timothy b. There are so many lines that are so profoundly macabre and poetic that you need to pause and let them flow through you a bit before moving on. Mar 01, 2016 the iliad audio book free audio books. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the iliad mentions or alludes to many of the greek legends about the siege. Review listen to homers ancient greek epic poem the iliad, translated by samuel butler. In this lesson, well explore where the grand narrative by homer might fit into the literary genre. The speakers delivery was at just the right pace for me and with plenty of colour. The poem 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. Download free audio books of great works by twain, tolstoy, hemingway, orwell. And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all. The iliad and the odyssey of homer audiobook listen. There are audiobooks on audible for both the iliad and the odyssey.
Here youll find an approximately onepage summary of each book, a description of the major characters and sometimes places, and an english translation. The poem 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 deaths of sarpedon and patroklos in this book introduce an elegiac tone into the last part of the iliad, as the characters that the reader sees. This is the iliad version 2 without wifi and a new silver look.
Learn about the wrath of achilles, the greek hero of the trojan war, along with a whole cast of greeks, trojans, and gods that battle throughout the final year of the siege of troy. Mar 01, 2016 two major epic poems came from ancient greece and had the power to shape our culture for centuries. Every chapter in the audiobook is introduced by susan sarandon. Seriously, try the free sample at least and youll see what im talking about. The iliad and the odyssey of homer audiobook, by timothy b.
Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. How audio journalism can boost engagement media news. The audio book format often doesnt allow for that, and the story suffers for it. A must for school and community library audiobook collections, this parmenides audio 12 cd, 15 hour edition of the iliad is enthusiastically recommended for all listeners searching for. Buy the iliad unabridged edition by homer, michael page isbn.
It seems simpler and more easily readable compared to fitzgerald which is somewhat more lyrical. Shutt, brings his literary acumen and trademark enthusiasm to the study of the epic poems that sit at the very wellspring of western culture. Reading length provides a calculation for the word count of this book, find out how long it will take you to read. Her compelling 12lecture look at this literary masterpiece whether its the work of many authors or the vision of a single blind poet makes. The iliad book length search engine reading length. Composed in twentyfour books of greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year. The iliad at the iliad, together with the odyssey, is one of two ancient greek epic poems traditionally attributed to homer.
The iliad and odyssey they form the bedrock of western literature and culture. Mar 14, 2014 the iliad is purportedly written by the blind poet homer some time during the eighth century bc. Classics audio books download classics best sellers. For thousands of years, homers ancient epic poem the iliad has enchanted readers from around the world. Actually, when you download this app, the first book is only 32. His audiobook has no introduction, but after the poem a professor reads a section of the iliad in the exotic original greek. The iliad audiobook homer, robert fagles translator audible. Plus, youll get an additional audiobook per month after trial.
Which version of the iliad by homer is the best on audible. I dont get paid for any of my channels content and it takes a very long time to make audio book videos, i get many messages thanking me for helping the. Joseph campbell condensed his understanding of story into a theory he called monomyth, also known as the heros journey or the. Homers iliad and odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in western literature. Little is known about the ancient greek oral poet homer, the supposed 8th century bc author of the worldread iliad and his later masterpiece, the odyssey. He has made a fatal decision, and the deaths of sarpedon, patroklos, hektor, achilles himself, and the fall of troy all inevitably follow. Set in the trojan war, the tenyear siege of ilium, by a coalition of greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between king agamemnon and the warrior achilles.1331 1497 1288 171 366 947 108 119 391 1290 339 1572 503 785 1360 799 513 678 829 961 1563 509 190 1127 122 1126 159 764 149 118 1207