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The Iliad by [Homer]
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Orchestral sections herald each segment, highlighting the gravity and profundity of the poem's themes. --AudioFile 2008

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1839 KB
  • Print Length: 564 pages
  • Publisher: Richer Resources Publications; 3rd edition (1 Sept. 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004DI7JXQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
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A fabulous reading by Anton Lesser - brings the world of the old warriors, the gods and the rage of Achilles back to life. I wondered whether I would tire of it - especially the lists of fighters - but I never did. Wonderfully vivid.
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By bernie TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 July 2013
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With many books, translations are negligible, with two obvious exceptions, one is the Bible, and surprisingly the other is The Iliad. Each translation can give a different insight and feel to the story. Everyone will have a favorite. I have several.

For example:

"Rage--Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles,
Murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many souls,
great fighters' souls. But made their bodies carrion,
feasts for dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving towards its end.
Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed,
Agamemnon lord of men and brilliant Achilles."
-Translated by R-o-b-e-r-t-F-a-g-l-e-s, 1990

"Sing, O Goddess, the anger of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a heroes did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures for so were the counsels of Zeus fulfilled from the day on which the son of Atreus, king of men, and great Achilles first fell out with one another."
-Translated by Samuel Butler, 1888

"Rage:
Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage,
Black and murderous, that cost the Greeks
Incalculable pain pitched countless souls
Of heroes into Hades' dark,
And let their bodies rot as feasts
For dogs and birds, as Zeus' will was done.
Begin with the clash between Agamemnon--
The Greek Warlord--and godlike Achilles.
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A good translation and works well in Kindle format. It is a good modern translation, but not too expensive. definitely value for money.
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It's simple, intelligent, and appeals to contemporary sensibilities. It preserves the poetry and epic feel of the original, whilst retaining an appropriate structure and style.
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