The Iliad

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With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War

Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war.

Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old—The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages.

Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source—a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.


  • 001 The Iliad

    Duration: 37s
  • 002 Introduction

    Duration: 55min
  • 003 A Note On The Translation

    Duration: 04min
  • 004 Iliados Alpha-Book One

    Duration: 46min
  • 005 Illiados Beta-Book Two

    Duration: 01h01min
  • 006 Iliados Gamma-Book Three

    Duration: 33min
  • 007 Iliados Delta-Book Four

    Duration: 39min
  • 008 Iliados Epsilon-Book Five

    Duration: 01h05min
  • 009 Iliados Zeta-Book Six

    Duration: 37min
  • 010 Iliados Eta-Book Seven

    Duration: 35min
  • 011 Iliados Theta-Book Eight

    Duration: 40min
  • 012 Iliados Iota-Book Nine

    Duration: 52min
  • 013 Iliados Kappa-Book Ten

    Duration: 40min
  • 014 Iliados Lambda-Book Eleven

    Duration: 01h01min
  • 015 Iliados Mu-Book Twelve

    Duration: 32min
  • 016 Iliados Nu-Book Thirteen

    Duration: 59min
  • 017 Iliados Xi-Book Fourteen

    Duration: 37min
  • 018 Iliados Omicron-Book Fifteen

    Duration: 51min
  • 019 Iliados Pi-Book Sixteen

    Duration: 01h33s
  • 020 Iliados Rho-Book Seventeen

    Duration: 54min
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