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Homer

The first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet, Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. If Homer did in fact exist, this supposedly blind poet was from some region of Greek-controlled Asia-Minor and recited his poems at festivals and political assemblies. The Iliad, deriving its name from the Greek word for Troy, Ilium, recalls the events of the Trojan War and the uncontrolled wrath of the Greek commander Achilles that led to so much destruction.

The first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet, Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. If Homer did in fact exist, this supposedly blind poet was from some region of Greek-controlled Asia-Minor and recited his poems at festivals and political assemblies. The Iliad, deriving its name from the Greek word for Troy, Ilium, recalls the events of the Trojan War and the uncontrolled wrath of the Greek commander Achilles that led to so much destruction.
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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The first of Homer's epic poems tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles' slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks. Little is known about the Ancient Greek oral poet, Homer, the supposed 8th century BC author of the world-read Iliad and his later masterpiece, The Odyssey. These classic epics provided the basis for Greek education and culture throughout the classical age and formed the backbone of humane education through the birth of the Roman Empire and the spread of Christianity. If Homer did in fact exist, this supposedly blind poet was from some region of Greek-controlled Asia-Minor and recited his poems at festivals and political assemblies. The Iliad, deriving its name from the Greek word for Troy, Ilium, recalls the events of the Trojan War and the uncontrolled wrath of the Greek commander Achilles that led to so much destruction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lescault

Length:

16h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

56:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

45:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

52:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

46:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

58:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

32:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

58:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

52:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:09