Examines the history of scholarly debate about the origins of "The Iliad". Was Homer the sole author, did he describe historical events and was his poetry transcribed in his lifetime? - these are some of the questions examined.
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The Iliad (Penguin Classics) [Audio Cassette] [Nov 04, 1993] Fagles, Robert; ...Review:
This excellent abridgement achieves the rare distinction of rendering the whole work more accessible. The sharpened narrative arc increases the emotional intensity of this most ancient and exciting of war stories, yet all the most moving speeches remain. Atmospheric details abound. Narrator Anton Lesser inhabits the characters--men and gods--speaking their words with fluidity...Characters are mentioned in qucik succession; one almost envisions the Achaeans and Trojans trotting from their locker rooms onto the field as their names and positions are announced. Once introduced, however, the warriors battle to their honorable ends, and the listener is gripped by the story's unrelenting pace. Orchestral selections herald each segment, highlighting the gravity and profundity of the poem's themes. --AudioFile 2008
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Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, 1993. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-134-35-8416108