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The Iliad

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(4,183 Sterne; 101 Bewertungen)

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)


Book I: The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon


Read by Joshua B. Christensen

Book II: Agamemnon's dream


Read by ML Cohen

Book III: Paris challenges Menelaus


Read by hefyd

Book IV: A quarrel in Olympus


Read by hugh mac

Book V: The exploits of Diomed


Read by Joshua B. Christensen

Book VI: Hector and Andromache


Read by Kirsten Ferreri

Book VII: Hector and Ajax fight


Read by hugh mac

Book VIII: The victory of the Trojans


Read by Mark F. Smith

Book IX: The embassy to Achilles


Read by Michael Hellein

Book X: Ulysses and Diomed go out as spies


Read by Anna Simon

Book XI: Agamemnon's day of glory


Read by Pete Darby

Book XII: The Trojans break the wall


Read by ML Cohen

Book XIII: Neptune helps the Achaeans


Read by ML Cohen

Book XIV: Agamemnon proposes retreat


Read by Kelly Dougherty

Book XV: Apollo heals Hector


Read by Kevin LaVergne

Book XVI: Patroclus fights in the armor of Achilles


Read by Brad Powers

Book XVII: The light around the body of Patroclus


Read by ML Cohen

Book XVIII: The shield of Achilles


Read by Anna Simon

Book XIX: Achilles goes out to fight


Read by Gesine

Book XX: Achilles fights Aeneas


Read by entr0p3te

Book XXI: Achilles drives the Trojans back


Read by Leon Mire

Book XXII: The death of Hector


Read by ML Cohen

Book XXIII: The funeral games of Patroclus


Read by Måns Broo

Book XXIV: Priam ransoms Hector's body


Read by ontheroad


Epic Story

(4 Sterne)

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?


(4 Sterne)

Before game of thrones, Lord of the rings or marvel comics... there was the Iliad, written by Homer. I hope one day HBO produces a cool mini series of the Iliad & the Odyssey. Homer uses metaphors to convey timeless truths... that are still portrayed today. Take for instance the matchup between Batman vs Superman... this is the modern equivalent of the mortal combat between Hector vs Achilles. Mortal vs an invincible demi-god with only 1 weakness.. not kryptonite, but an achilles heel. The best chapter was Achilles vs Hector. the reader of that chapter gives a mind blowing sensational performance. I went to Greece studying for a master's degree and I got a replica classical vase from 2,500 years ago depicting the epic battle between Achilles and Hector. Being a millennial in 2018, I think you will get PTSD just listening to this audio book. Achilles glared at him and answered, "Fool, prate not to me about covenants. There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind"

(4,5 Sterne)

I have to say, I love the Iliad and the Odyssey. Just a heads up to prospective listeners: The Trojan Horse never makes an appearance here. It’s mentioned in the Odyssey, and I believe in the Nostoi (lit. “The Returns Home”), but the primary subject of the Iliad is Achilles, Hector, and a handful of Greek heroes. Homer’s stated focus was “The cursed anger of Achilles, the son of Peleos...” Anyone who wants to study good literature should start with the Iliad. There’s a reason we’re still reading and listening to it nearly 3000 years after we think it was composed. Returning to my earlier topic, a lot of Greek literature addresses the problem of what it means to be a good human. The Iliad, in my opinion, focuses on the impact of anger. It is a wonderful story, but you should recognize as well that it is very focused on the effect of Achilles’ anger and vengefulness (this becomes more pronounced after a certain individual dies).

the illiad

(3,5 Sterne)

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

A Very Neat Audiobook!

(4,5 Sterne)

This is a very nice audiobook, and in all it’s easy to understand! I did have a bit of a hard time trying to understand the words of the reader reading the second to last book (he has an accent). So for that second to last book I switched to a different audiobook of The Iliad.


(4,5 Sterne)

Honestly, I love this book, but every time I listen to it, the one thing that bothers me is the gods names. I will admit, I am a nerd. I love mythology, so I know for a fact that the gods names in this book are Roman, but the book itself is Greek.

I finally finished this book!

(5 Sterne)

I’ve tried to read the Iliad several times, and failed. Thanks to LibriVox and the volunteers, I finally learned the whole story. 23 of the 24 chapters were very well done.

(1 Sterne)

The people reading the books were very good except for a few that spoke with too low of a voice. The ending was horrible, what happened to the Trojan horse?