The Iliad (Pope Translation)


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(4.4 stars; 110 reviews)

Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year of the Trojan War. Its translation into rhyming couplets by Alexander Pope is considered by some the greatest act of translation in English. Its power sweeps the reader along through an epic tale that begins with the wrath of Achilles and ends with the burial of Hector, breaker of horses. (Introduction by Steve Perkins) (19 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Introduction 1:01:41 Read by Steven R. Perkins
Pope's Preface 52:10 Read by Steven R. Perkins
Book 1 44:43 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Part 1 34:38 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 2 Part 2 26:45 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 3 33:22 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 4 34:57 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 5 59:59 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 6 38:00 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 7 34:29 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 8 40:04 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 9 46:40 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 10 37:45 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 11 53:59 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 12 32:07 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 13 56:21 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 14 33:48 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 15 49:54 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 16 57:13 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 17 45:07 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 18 37:39 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 19 25:41 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 20 31:27 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 21 38:12 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 22 36:59 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 23 53:10 Read by Jan Moorehouse
Book 24 51:23 Read by Jan Moorehouse
End Note 3:02 Read by Jan Moorehouse

Reviews

The best one oda once ever I heard. Iliada.


(5 stars)

Good


(5 stars)

Poetry is not really my thing.

AMAZING


(5 stars)

I have not read this work in years, but my opinion has not changed--this is the greatest translation of any work into any language ever done. While I am sure that Homer (and any other minstrel) used more dramatic intonations, this reading by Jan Moorehouse is the more enjoyable to the listener. Thank you, Jan.


(3.5 stars)

It was read very well, with a great tone of voice, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the reader didn’t rhyme some words that where meant to be rhymed in the pope translation. either because they where pronounced differently at the time, or there was an active intent to alter the pronunciation for the sake of the rhyme. Because of this, there are parts that seem like there should be a rhythmatic pattern, but their isnt, while other times there is, so it got me out of the flow in a dissonant way that pulled me out of the moment and made it hard for me to enjoy and follow because of it. “ah, there was a rhyming scheme here, so the next one should rhyme here… Wait? no there isnt? but there is a word here that would rhyme if the short ‘o’ sound was instead a long ‘o’ sound…” Which is a real shame, because again, the reader is very good in her delivery. Its a lot to ask, but I would love to hear a recording by the same reader, but with the rhymes.

I Love Homers Epics


(5 stars)

Wow! Out of all of Homers epics this is my favorite. It is an epic of war, victory, loss, revenge and killing. The voice is great, the storyline is fantastic. I highly recommend this book. If you like action read this audiobook!

Amazing reading by Jan Moorehouse


(5 stars)

Fantastic undertaking by A. Pope. I truly enjoyed this book. Jan made it all the more interesting by her brilliant reading. Thank you, Jan.

Poems aren't my thing but....


(4.5 stars)

Its great. it withstanded the test of time and it also raises so many moral questions to the reader.

perfect!


(5 stars)

The reader is amazing, she does this work a lot of justice!