The Essential Iliad

Version: Abridged
Author: Homer
Narrator: Stanley Lombardo
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Poetry, Literature, Classics
Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
Published In: September 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into one of the most famous and beloved ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully selected excerpts of Homer's "Iliad. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording provides high-quality access to one of the greatest works in world literature.
"The most daring, rapid and colloquial translation of Homer's "Iliad that I know. Lombardo's taut and punchy verse conveys admirably and accurately the excitement and desperation of the battle, the urgency of the commanders, the occasional flashes of humor, the passion of Homer's narrative and the vivid and subtle humanity of his characters."--Richard Janko, University College, London

Author Details

Author Details

, Homer

Amongst his previous publications are: Homer (Past Masters, OUP, 1980), Homer on Life and Death (OUP, 1980), Virgil (past Masters, OUP, 1986), co-editor with Murray and Boardman of The Oxford History of the Classical World (OUP, 1986), Homer: The Odyssey (CUP, 1987).