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The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy.

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  • Seth Jacobson
  • 12-09-2019

Mistranslated

The translator was not dutiful to the original Greek, having already gotten off track of the dactylic hexameter within the first page. Also, the use of Roman names is just wrong, plain and simple. I thought I was getting Rodney Merrill’s translation (because that’s the version I was looking at on the amazon app in book form), but alas it was not, and is thus improper in its execution in its very inception. If anyone would like to make an audiobook from the Merrill translation let me know, and then please link it to the appropriate page instead of this lacking edition.

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  • Me, Myself, and I.
  • 04-10-2019

Only 3 stars?

Though I have no quarrel with the reader I do take exception to the use of Latin /Roman names for tje gods. This is a common translation error. The original was written in Greek and should not be translated as fro Latin.

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  • Elise C.
  • 21-05-2021

I love Greek mythology

I love all things Greek mythology and the story of the Trojan war loved this book

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  • Is
  • 28-01-2020

This is not translated from Greek.

I bought a physical copy translated by Robert Fagles, and this audio book is not red from that version from which I purchased.

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  • Phoebe's mum
  • 12-06-2020

Homer: The Iliad

This Audible translation bears no relation to the copy of the book - either Kindle version or Paperback. Very disappointed because this was the link on the version I chose for myKindle and paperback versions. If you’re going to put an Audible link to a book, at least make sure the Audible is compatible with the book! I will be cancelling my Audible subscription. It is useless!

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  • Murungu
  • 05-12-2019

Hmmm

I couldn’t get into it because the I couldn’t get my head round the fact it’s being read by an American, in pretend olde English, but it was written in Ancient Greece.

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