The Iliad of Homer is the earliest work of European literature that we have. Created in the eighth century BC it has continued to arouse interest for over 2000 years.
The author intended it to be heard, as delivered by a bard or rhapsode who had made the presentation of Greek epic poetry his profession, and who had command of the vocal resources and the dramatic power to move his audience.
This recording, even allowing for the difference between English and Greek, provides an experience closer to that experienced by the ancient audience.
Doesn't start at the beginning.
Bought this to listen to it for school and it definitely does not start at the beginning. I have no idea where it starts.
What Exactly Is This, A Chapter?
This is not the Iliad although one might think that from the description. It is one small piece of the Iliad, admittedly it's a very good piece, but you are still paying five bucks for what amounts to a long chapter--although I don't think they have chapters in epics.
Don’t buy this
This doesn’t even deserve one star. Wherever it starts is a waste of money.