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. In this extraordinary two volume audio set, the glorious saga again unfolds, telling the story of courage and magical adventure in Ancient Greece.
The Iliad, the first of Homer's epic poems, tells of the counsel of Nestor, Achilles's slaying of Hector, and the defeat of the Trojans by the Greeks.
In The Odyssey, in his perilous journey home after the Trojan War, Odysseus must pass through the land of the Cyclopes, encounter Circe the Enchantress, and face the terrible Charybdis and the six headed serpent Scylla.
Both epics are translated here by Samuel Butler.
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That is the complete Illiad. The story begins in the 9th year of the war and ends with the death of Hector. The rest of the story that you mentioned is not part of Homer's story.
Good Translation, Well Spoken
This translation is dramatic and understandable. The reader has a very listenable voice and can raise the intensity right off the page so you really hear it. Im glad I got this one. I guess one thing could be said, this is unabridged. Being that, every notable person in every army, on every ship on all sides is documented. That takes time, which I dont mind. It doent really add to the story on the whole.So if you just want to get on with the story, you might shop for shorter versions.
the book starts in the 9th year of the war. this is the whole book