The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. 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 existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, multiple authors. The poem concerns events during the tenth and final year in the siege of the city of Iliun, or Troy, by the Greeks. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)(14 hr 29 min)
Having first completed Homer's "The Odyssey", this tale gives greater scope to the time period of its creation and really lets the reader experience the battles on a personal level. But man is it long! ( laughing as I realize the truth of it ) I was clean shaven when I started.... where'd this " ZZ TOP" beard come from?
Great story, but this is a Greek tale and it is featuring Roman gods . What? this greatly detracts from the overall experience , I personally feel. Also only ancient or at least centuries old books are available for free. If you could get credits for listening a certain number of hours or minutes and you can save up on credits to equal a certain amount of money that you can only use on LibriVox for more recent books. (This would also help LibriVox get to 5 stars, BTW). Also, it can B difficult 2 understand when different people pronounce it differently.
ML Cohen, I really enjoyed the chapters you read. You have a nice voice. All others, you did well too
Overall this was very well done. However, a few chapters were read poorly. ML Cohen was, by far, the best narrator! I highly recommend this book.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Thank you and well done to all the readers.
1st read this as a kid was interested mainly because. my name is troy. however it opened me up to a whole new world that has facinated me ever since this reading like most interpretations of this work is written as if the charecters are speaking to eachother in archaic English id love to see a translation into modern english and a curbing of the use of of the anoucement of patronage when the charecters speak to eachother. also id like to see a version by 1 strong reader
great story but would prefer greek names over roman
good but used roman name not greek