Iliad

  • by Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator
  • Narrated by Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction
  • 15 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first of Homer's great epic poems, the Iliad portrays the final days of the Trojan war. The Iliad has stood the test of time and is still one of (it not the) best depictions of ancient warfare. It is an essential precursor to the infamous journey of Odysseus.
Translated and Narrated by Stanley Lombardo. Introduction by Susan Sarandon.

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What the Critics Say

"Lombardo's Iliad both sings to 21st century ears and holds true to Homer's original vision; the blind bard would be proud." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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The Iliad made pleasurable.

I have started the Iliad several times (written version) but always stopped short after a few books. The archaic language of older translations and the interminable battle descriptions are tough to suffer through and enjoy. I finished this version and wanted more (so I progressed to the Odyssey, which I have in the past finished in written version). This work is actually meant to be listened to as a performance rather than read. This plus the combination of a translation into somewhat modern English idiom and a reader who knows it well enough to have translated it and who can read it with expression I believe is an unbeatable combination. I do have a background interest in ancient Greece and this may have colored my opinion but if you want to know the Iliad this is the best way to do it.

Another point is that the Odyssey can stand alone but I believe it is better comprehended with the Iliad as a background.
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- Anthony

Great new translation, superb performance

This translation and performance really does
succeed in bringing a historic classic alive for the modern listener/reader. The images are vibrant, the saga captivates. Absolutely a fabulous listen - it is as if you are sitting around a fire as the storyteller takes you on a journey! The companion translation by the same author/reader of the Odyssey is also a must listen.
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- Vicki S. Towne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-28-2007
  • Publisher: Parmenides Publishing