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The Iliad (Pope Translation)

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Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year of the Trojan War. Its translation into rhyming couplets by Alexander Pope is considered by some the greatest act of translation in English. Its power sweeps the reader along through an epic tale that begins with the wrath of Achilles and ends with the burial of Hector, breaker of horses. (Introduction by Steve Perkins) (19 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Introduction

1:01:41

Read by Steven R. Perkins

Pope's Preface

52:10

Read by Steven R. Perkins

Book 1

44:43

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 2 Part 1

34:38

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 2 Part 2

26:45

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 3

33:22

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 4

34:57

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 5

59:59

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 6

38:00

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 7

34:29

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 8

40:04

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 9

46:40

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 10

37:45

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 11

53:59

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 12

32:07

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 13

56:21

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 14

33:48

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 15

49:54

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 16

57:13

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 17

45:07

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 18

37:39

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 19

25:41

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 20

31:27

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 21

38:12

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 22

36:59

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 23

53:10

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Book 24

51:23

Read by Jan Moorehouse

End Note

3:02

Read by Jan Moorehouse

Bewertungen

AMAZING

(5 Sterne)

I have not read this work in years, but my opinion has not changed--this is the greatest translation of any work into any language ever done. While I am sure that Homer (and any other minstrel) used more dramatic intonations, this reading by Jan Moorehouse is the more enjoyable to the listener. Thank you, Jan.