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The Iliad of Homer

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The Iliad has stood the test of time and is still one of (it not the) best depictions of ancient warfare. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale 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. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.
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The Iliad has stood the test of time and is still one of (it not the) best depictions of ancient warfare. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Uncredited

Length:

15h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

58:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

47:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

50:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

46:56