The iliad is the oldest surviving work of western literature, but the identity or even the existence of homer himself is a complete mystery, with no reliable biographical information having survived. Penguin audiobooks downloads audio books, podcasts. The odyssey is literatures grandest evocation of every mans journey through life. E v rieu was a celebrated translator from latin and greek, and editor of penguin classics from 194464. Jun 03, 2016 the iliad, by homer full audiobook homers iliad is the first great work of western literature. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 bc. The result, the winner of the 1991 academy of american poets landon translation award, is a wonderfully accessible iliad that preserves. The odyssey audiobook by homer, robert fagles translator. The iliad and millions of other books are available for instant access. Mainland greece peloponnese aegean and asia minor troy and vicinity homer. Buy the iliad penguin classics book online at best prices in india on. Years ago i had the penguin recording on tape, which eventually got chewed up and ive been looking to replace it even since.
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. The iliad audiobook by homer, robert fagles translator. The iliad by homer part 1 of 2 full audiobook greatest. In the myths and legends that are retold here, the energy and poetry of homers original is captured in a bold, contemporary idiom, giving us an edition of the odyssey that is a joy to listen to, worth savoring treasuring for its sheer lyrical mastery.
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. The product of more than a decades continuous work 15981611, chapmans translation of homers great poem of war is a magnificent testimony to the power of the iliad. Maria tucci perhaps the greatest poem of the western world, homers the iliad unfolds the story of fifty critical days near the end of the trojan war. The story begins when paris, son of priam, king of troy, carries off the beautiful helen, thereby. Rieus acclaimed translation of the iliad was one of the first titles published in penguin classics, and now has classic status itself. Editions of the iliad by homer meet your next favorite book. Buy the iliad penguin classics book online at low prices in. The iliad, by homer full audiobook homers iliad is the first great work of western literature. The great war epic of western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist robert fagles a penguin classic. More than almost any other book, homers iliad is meant to be spoken aloud, so its a natural fit for audiobooks. Buy the iliad penguin classics book online at low prices. Rieu initiated penguin classics with allen lane and his famous translation of the odyssey was the first book published in the series in. Renowned classicist bernard knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the iliad. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the iliad, and concerns the events that befall the greek hero.
In muscular, onwardrolling verse chapman retells the story of achilles, the great warrior, and his terrible wrath before the walls of besieged troy, and the destruction it. Discover fifty audiobooks from the penguin classics collection read by some of the uk and irelands best acting talent from fleabags sian clifford tess of the durbervilles and andrew scott dubliners, to game of thrones natalie dormer a room of ones own and star of homeland, david harewood the war of the worlds. Achilles, helen, hector, and other heroes of greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the greek. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Years ago i had the penguin recording on tape, which eventually got chewed up and ive been looking to. It was commonly thought that he lived on chios, an isl. Their website allows you to browse their audiobooks by classics, fiction, and nonfiction. In this brilliant translation, robert fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to homers 2,700yearold tale. The iliad by homer part 1 of 2 full audiobook greatestaudiobooks special offer. With his fluid translation of ancient greek into the rhythms of contemporary conversation, lombardo has rendered the story of the final stretch of the trojan war and its plethora of jealous, vengeful gods and warriors feasting, battling and endlessly speechifying, more boldly. The iliad penguin classics july 1, 1991 edition open. The iliad, penguin classics by homer 9780140445923 booktopia. The iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to homer.
Dating to the ninth century bc, homers timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and. Penguin classics in audio discover audiobooks from the penguin classics collection read by some of the uk and irelands best acting talent from fleabags sian clifford tess of the durbervilles and andrew scott dubliners, to game of thrones natalie dormer a room of ones own and star of homeland, david harewood the war of the worlds. The site is quite slow to navigate and doesnt include an advanced search which allows you to seek just their audio titles. The iliad audiobook homer, robert fagles translator.
Translators preface introduction introduction the spelling and pronunciation of homeric names maps 1. 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 result, the winner of the 1991 academy of american poets landon translation award, is a wonderfully accessible iliad that preserves every nuance of homers genius. Achilles has quarrelled with agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while hector brings his trojans to the brink of victory. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Composed in twentyfour books of greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year. The iliad penguin classics deluxe edition by robert. This is not a reflection on fagles translation or ian mckellens narration which are both 5 stars. The great war epic of western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist robert fagles a penguin classic dating to the ninth century b. Fitzgeralds odyssey and iliad open up once more the unique greatness of homers art at the level above the formula.
The first great book, and the first great book about the suffering and loss of war guardian. In the meantime i bought a dreadful american recording that made me cringe and only lasted for 5 mins listening. Dating to the ninth century bc, homers timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the trojan war. Buy the iliad penguin classics rev ed by homer, jones, peter, rieu, e v isbn.
The iliad, together with the odyssey, is one of two ancient greek epic poems traditionally attributed to homer. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Feb, 20 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. Librivox recording of the odyssey, by homer transl. The 4 star rating in this case is only for the 2005 penguin audio audiobook edition of robert fagles 1996 translation of homers the odyssey. Perhaps the greatest poem of the western world, the iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the trojan war. Eliot, homers epic poem the iliad is translated by robert fagles with an introduction and notes by bernard knox in penguin classics. The ancients believed it was a bard called homer, although they disagreed about biographical details. Mar 14, 2014 the iliad is purportedly written by the blind poet homer some time during the eighth century bc.672 774 135 576 713 15 1360 1091 676 1465 634 148 905 597 103 983 1447 609 397 390 36 934 365 1353 1426 1345 423 336 151 891 891 1068 387 529 562 101 826 132 894 746 954