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The Iliad

by Homer
Robert Fagles

Audiobook

1 of 1 copy available

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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Publisher: HighBridge Company
Edition: Abridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781598877458
  • File size: 252263 KB
  • Release date: September 18, 2008
  • Duration: 08:44:40

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781598877458
  • File size: 252263 KB
  • Release date: September 18, 2008
  • Duration: 08:44:40
  • Number of parts: 8


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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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