One of the true masterpieces of all time,
The Iliad tells the story of Achilles, the greatest warrior of ancient Greece, and how his wrath brought about the fall of the city of Troy.
The Iliad contains the very essence of the world of ancient Greece - mysterious, implacable, metaphysical, heroic, and tragic, a world in which honor is both man's highest integrity and his downfall. It speaks across the ages of the tragedy and grandeur of the human condition. Originally meant to be heard rather than read, this great epic returns to the oral form for today's listeners. (Translated by Samuel Butler)