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The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation
Audiobook14 hours

The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation

Written by Homer

Narrated by Dan Stevens

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

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.

A Macmillan Audio production.

Release dateSep 16, 2014
The Iliad: The Fitzgerald Translation


Although recognized as one of the greatest ancient Greek poets, the life and figure of Homer remains shrouded in mystery. Credited with the authorship of the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey, Homer, if he existed, is believed to have lived during the ninth century BC, and has been identified variously as a Babylonian, an Ithacan, or an Ionian. Regardless of his citizenship, Homer’s poems and speeches played a key role in shaping Greek culture, and Homeric studies remains one of the oldest continuous areas of scholarship, reaching from antiquity through to modern times.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Difficult to say things about this book... this mixture of men and gods, and wars and cities to destroy, and fights and ancient worlds… you kind a see a completed different ugly world from which so much beauty has been build… and its not nice, or good, or beautiful this past of ours. All of us. Anywhere. Its human. It pushes for better, not always in the better way, through injustices and through bad things and makes mistakes and sometimes forgets everything that is good. No evil leaves forever, but no piece was ever immortal. The fort is on fire, some men will stay, and some will die, Aquiles never backs down, never surrenders, never conceives, in his rage lives all Human anger, there is no pain, no tiredness, he has no virtues that can makes us forget his many faults, humanity opinion is irrelevant, he has no equal in War and death is irrelevant for in him leaves the immortal Human! His death was not in Troy, his death is set for when the last man in the universe dies! He will not love you; he will not pray for you. Heroes are smaller than gods, but better loved, I think!