The Iliad

The Fitzgerald Translation
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.98 hours)
Product Number: Z100125459
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427251558
Narrator/s: Dan Stevens
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

Since it was first published more than forty years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. This definitive translation of Homer's epic is timeless in its authority and always fresh in its vivid rendering of the preeminent war story of the Western world. In keeping with the oral tradition of the time, Dan Stevens's extraordinary narration makes this epic tale come alive. The listener becomes totally immersed in the adventure and drama of the story - this is the way The Iliad was meant to be experienced. Also included on the program is a portion of the poem read in ancient Greek so that listeners may experience the lyricism and music of the original language.

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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Original Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014

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The Iliad
Product Number: BX00066121
Product Number:DD12837
Product Number:Z100125459

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CD
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Author(s): Homer
Narrator(s): Dan Stevens
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Product Number DD12837
Released: Aug 05, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427229458
eBook
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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Product Number EB00102798
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429958240

Professional reviews

"One recognizable characteristic of THE ILIAD in any translation is its extensive dialogue. Every character, mortal or otherwise, has something to say--and it's usually a lot. Dan Stevens has a gift for dialogue, so it's little surprise that his performance of this title is highly enjoyable. Whether listeners are familiar with the genre or coming to it cold, Stevens takes Robert Fitzgerald's translation and becomes a one-man show, making it accessible and exciting. One small criticism of his performance is that Stevens sometimes gets so invested in the dialogue that he speaks a bit too quickly for every word to sink in--but this never continues for long, and it takes nothing away from its overall value. N.J.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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