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The Iliad - A New Translation by Caroline Alexander

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With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer's timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer's Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old-The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source-a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Caroline Alexander, Dominic Keating

Length:

19h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

55:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:01:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:05:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

35:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:01:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

59:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

51:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:00:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

54:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:02:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

57:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:06