The iliad audiobook stanley lombardo

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the iliad audiobook stanley lombardo

The Essential Iliad by Homer

What a terrific translation of The Iliad! I am not generally fond of abbreviated versions and felt particularly skeptical when I saw the size of this one. But I honestly think I would recommend most people read this one over the full original. At least, if you want the substance without the full commitment.
This translation works beautifully. It is clear without feeling too awkwardly modern. It reads like an epic and feels noble and exciting. It really comes off the pages. I almost immediately wanted to memorize the opening stanzas.
I like the size too. This was a quick read--I did it in a day. And while I dont expect everyone to gobble it up cover to cover, you probably could without much difficulty. (I am TAing for a course and I believe the professor gives the students about a week to read this one.)
My only criticism is that it cuts out my favorite scene where Diomedes literally takes on the gods and wins. But thats it.
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Published 08.08.2019

Professor Stanley Lombardo reads from his translation of the Iliad

Written by Homer, Stanley Lombardo - translator, narrated by Stanley Lombardo, Susan Sarandon - introduction. Download and keep this book.

The Essential Iliad

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Cancel anytime. The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined.
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JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. In a rhythm sinewy and flexible, with language that is precise, lyrical and fresh, Lombardo's Iliad pulses with all the power and luminosity of the Greek.

As someone who almost reflexively refers to Stanley Lombardo's translations of Homer as "new", it gives me pause to think that this year marks the tenth anniversary of his translation of the Iliad. With an apt updating of Pope's famous dictum that "Homer makes us hearers", the tagline on these recordings--"Homer Speaks Listen Up! Although not without their quirks, these recordings have much to offer enthusiasts and instructors alike. Before continuing, I should confess to a slight bias.

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