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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by Stef Penney
by Homer Hickam
by Peter Ackroyd, Geoffrey Chaucer
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
by Graeme Simsion
"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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